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Statuette Fragment

Object Number:
B9368
Current Location:
Culture:
Hellenistic
Provenience:
Northern Syria
Period:
Seleucid Period
Date Made:
323-31 BC
Early Date:
-323
Late Date:
-31
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Alabaster
Iconography:
Aphrodite
Description:
CBS Register: fragment of a female statute in white marble

Romano: "Nude Aphrodite/Venus with head turned to her left with hair parted in the middle and drawn back in thick strands; two long strands fall over the right and left shoulders and a bowknot sits on top of the head. The right arm is bent across the front with the right hand covering the left breast. The face is elongated with a small triangular forehead, wide-open eyes with shallow definition, and small protruding mouth with a slash separating the lips. Long neck; drill used to separate the long locks from the neck. Hair in back and back of figure less well defined. A groove defines the lower spine."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 305, no. 149
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