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* A large Hellenistic Terracotta Figure of Aphrodite, ca. 3rd Century BCE

GT1303

Aphrodite standing on an integral base, with drapery around her hips, the folds clasped in her left hand, her right resting on the bearded head of a herm at her right leg, wearing a wreath in her centrally parted hair with tresses falling at the neck; signed on the reverse in Greek.  Probably from Myrina. For other terracottas from Myrina with Aphrodite and a herm, see:

cf. L. Burn, R. Higgins, H.B. Walters, D.M. Bailey, Catalogue of Terracottas in the British Museum, vols. I-IV, London, 1903,nos.2276 & 2291 (boy leaning against herm).

Dimensions: Height: 12 3/4 in (32.3 cm)

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance: Ex UK private collection, formed in the 1970s in Northern England.


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