Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Head of Aphrodite
Melos, Greece
Late Classical Period, ca. 400 BCE
H: 17; W: 14; Diam: 16 cm
The Harry Stern Collection, bequeathed by Dr. Kurt Stern, London, in memory of his parents and his brother, who perished at Sobibor
Accession number: 76.20.117
Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The Romans called her Venus.

Avida, Uri, Aphrodite: A Greek Goddess, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1978

Aphrodite. A Greek Goddess, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Winter 1978
Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Ancient World, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 12/11/1989 - 18/04/1990

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir