Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Neta Dror
Statuette and earring of Aphrodite
Kurnob-Mamshit, Negev
Roman period, first half of the 1st century CE
Gold and bronze
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1964-1580, 1969-449
The statuette presents the goddess Aphrodite arranging her hair, her garment hugging her figure from the waist downwards. The earring contains a miniature shrine at its center, in which is found the figure of Aphrodite wringing her hair as she rises from the foam of the sea.

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