Plaster sculpture on a marble base, replica of a head from the Roman period (100-150 AD). The original is a copy of the famous Aphrodite of Cnidus, sculpted by Praxiteles in around 340 BC. Despite the wear of the marble, the lines of the face reflect the nobility of Attic tradition as recreated in the early Hellenistic times. The hazel eyes and the sensuous lips bespeak tenderness and wistful resignation, typical of the Praxitelean School.
Donated by Stefanos and Frangiskos Vallianos