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Object Number: B9368
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
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
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1900

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)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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 305, no. 149View Objects cited in this Publication

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