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Torso of Aphrodite

Torso of Aphrodite

Torso of Aphrodite

Marble

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

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

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.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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

Exhibitions:

Aphrodite: A Greek Goddess, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 28/11/1978 - 31/03/1979

Goddesses, Mediterranean Female Images from Prehistoric Times to the Roman Period, Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat, Barcelona, 2000