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Statuette

Object Number:MS4025
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Rome (uncertain)
Period: Late Hellenistic Period
Early Imperial Roman Period
Early Date: -146
Late Date: -30
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Woman
Aphrodite
Height: 40.6 cm
Width: 15 cm
Depth: 10.8 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1901

Description

Female statuette: Aphrodite.Standing draped female in a frontal position in controposto pose with her weight on her right leg and the left leg bent at the knee and pulled back. This voluptuous female with her left arm raised adjusting or holding her himation and wearing a chiton, bound by a cord, which slips off her right shoulder is an active young goddess like Aphrodite or Artemis (Romano, 2006).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
Special Exhibition: Classical and Oriental (12 Dec 1913 - 01 Nov 1915) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 48-50, no. 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 174, no. 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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