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Aphrodite with Eros

Roman, 1st – 2nd century AD
Fine grained marble, traces of green colour at the base.
H 36.5 cm

Statue group of the goddess Aphrodite and Eros. The goddess depicted as Aphrodite Anadyomene. With her left hand she holds her falling himation, while she secures the other end with her lower arm at her left hip. With her right hand she wrings out her hair. The goddess` hairstyle is a knotted bow on the top of her head, with loose tresses cascading down over both shoulders and the back of her neck. The remaining hair is gathered in a bun at the nape of her neck. A small winged Eros with curly hair sits by her feet, resting his head on his knee.

Intact; surface a little weathered.

                 

cf.

The British Museum no. 1861,1127.66 and 1914,1020.1 

Provenance

Collection M. S., Vienna, acquired in the late 1970s – 1980s at Dr. A. A. Munich.

Price
€ 19.000
Item
7268