Greek Terracotta Aphrodite and Eros

SKU: MS.0117

Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: Hellenistic Period, 3rd Century BC
Dimensions: 14.5" height (36.9 cm)
Medium: Terracotta

The goddess is shown standing on a square plinth decorated with two dolphins and garlands. She wears a typically diaphanous chiton, her right arm raised and pulling her himation upwards, her left hand at her side, clutching her garment, her wavy hair drawn back into a knot at the nape of her neck, with a winged and garlanded Eros at her left shoulder. There are two lines of graffito incised into the back.

with Ariadne Galleries, New York, early 1990s. Mavrommatis collection, Switzerland

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