Torso of Aphrodite - ROM2006_7181_1


Torso of Aphrodite

Geography: Attributed to Rome, Italy
Date: 1st - 3rd century AD copying original of 2nd century BC
Period: Roman Imperial period
100 cm
Object number: 949.86
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece

Torso of Aphrodite

This torso belonged to a statue which showed the goddess Aphrodite adjusting her hair. The original work, attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, enjoyed great popularity in the later Hellenistic and Roman times when numerous copies and variations on the theme were made. The striations on this example are the result of weathering.

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