Ceramic statuette on a marble base, replica of a figurine of Aphrodite, made in an Alexandrian workshop during the Roman period. The original depicts the goddess on her knees bathing, echoing a famous statuary type of the 3rd century BC which became extremely popular in later years. The best example of late Hellenistic variations of this type is the marble statuette of the Rhodes Aphrodite of the 2nd century BC, which survives intact.
Donated by Loukas Benakis
Height with marble base 17.5 cm
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