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Head, Aphrodite Type

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Marble
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • PERIOD late Ptolemaic Period to early Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 5/8 x 4 15/16 x 5 11/16 in. (19.3 x 12.5 x 14.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.631
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Marble head, Aphrodite type, preserved to base of neck. Slender face with idealized features. Slightly open mouth. Ear lobes drilled but not pierced. Hair dressed into two small piles over forehead. Condition: Nose, mouth and chin broken giving sculpture an unpleasant expression. Surface, particularly of hair, worn.
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