University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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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: 399-300 BC (or later)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Aphrodite
Height: 8.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Frances Lukens Hays, Alan W. Lukens II and Anne Lukens Saunders, 1965

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.


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.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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