Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Torso of Aphrodite
Graeco-Roman copy of a Greek original of the 3rd century BCE
Marble
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.

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

Exhibition:
Aphrodite: A Greek Goddess, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 28/11/1978 - 31/12/1978
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