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Object TitleThe Benghazi Venus
Object Number:69-14-1
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Hellenistic
Provenience: Libya
Benghazi (uncertain)
Period: Hellenistic Period
Date Made: 150-100 BC
Early Date: -150
Late Date: 150-100 BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Parian Marble
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Venus
Aphrodite Anadyomene
Height: 32 cm
Length: 21 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont W. Wright in memory of Thomas Haines Griest and Mary Cooper Johnson Griest, 1969
Other Number:L-262-1 - Other Number

Description

"The Benghazi Venus". Aphrodite Anadyomene type but cut off (deliberately made this way?) at upper thighs. Nude. Both arms raised, each hand holding a strand of hair, the right hand at the level of her eyes, the left, forward, at level of her shoulder. Hair parted in the middle, bound with a plain fillet, a short curling lock of hair falling down each side of her neck. Ear lobes pierced. White crystalline marble (Parian?). Intact. Well polished surfaces. Bottom surface finished and flat: No holes for any kind of attachment. .


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Sex: A History in 30 Objects (17 Oct 2015 - 31 Jul 2016) View Objects in Exhibition
Mini Greek Exhibit (09 Oct 1989 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:p. 86View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:p. 44, no. 29View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:p. 117, fig. 105View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:Cover, p. 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1984. The Pennsylvania Gazette: Alumni magazine of the University of Pennsylvania. 82 (5): 26. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:pp. 180-181View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Winter, Nancy. 1970. "Aphrodite Anadyomene". Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:p. 52, figs. 5, 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Crownover, David J. 1959. Ancient and Primitive Art in Philadelphia Collections. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 1 (4): 19-21. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:p. 305View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1930. Bulletino D'Arte. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:p. 310View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Brendel, Otto. 1930. vol. VI. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Reinach, Salomon. 1909. Repertoire de reliefs grecs et romains. 2. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Springer, Anton. 1904. Handbucher der Kunstgeschichte. vol. 1. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] vol. 113. p. 118. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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