Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Head of Aphrodite
Melos, Greece
Late Classical Period, ca. 400 BCE
Marble
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.

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

Exhibition:
Aphrodite. A Greek Goddess, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Winter 1978
Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Ancient World, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 12/11/1989 - 12/01/1994

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