Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Torso of Aphrodite
Graeco-Roman copy of a Greek original of the 3rd century BCE
H: 25 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: 76.20.115
Tresses of hair attached to the back of the right shoulder and the raised right hand indicate that this statue is a variation known as Aphrodite Rising From the Sea (Aphrodite Anadyomene), depicted arranging her wet hair with her hands after emerging naked from the sea.

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

Aphrodite. A Greek Goddess, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Winter 1978
Goddesses, Mediterranean Female Images from Prehistoric Times to the Roman Period, Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat, Barcelona, 2000

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