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


$12,000 USD

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 inches (32.3 cm)

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall.

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