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Object Number:
65-26-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Greek
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Locus:
provenience unknown
Date Made:
399-300 BC (or later)
Early Date:
399
Late Date:
300
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Aphrodite
Description:
Marble head of Aphrodite. Part of a figure of a very small scale carved in the round. Wavy hair, parted in the middle. An incised line to indicate a ribbon encircling the head and holding the hair in place. Above the nape of the neck a bun. At front, above the ribbon, the hair is pulled up to form a broad puff. Face abraded except for left cheek and right eye. Fine grained, somewhat crystalline white marble, wheathered.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. James A. Hays

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. 60, no. 35
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