WEB AUCTION 88 - ANTIQUITIES Sessione unica
martedì 22 settembre 2020 ore 15:00 (UTC +01:00)
Greek Hellenistic Terracotta Aphrodite, 3rd century BC; height cm 19, diam. (stand) cm 12,5
Greek Hellenistic Terracotta Aphrodite, 3rd century BC; height cm 19, diam. (stand) cm 12,5; This is the representation of the "Birth of Aphrodite", a theme beloved in Classical time. The Goddess is emerging from an open scallop shell, she is depicted with her knees bent on a cylindrical plinth. She is naked and a cloak wraps part of her legs, held with her right hand; her hair falls on her right shoulder and is adorned with a marine diadem. Traces of whitening are preserved; gluing repairs on neck, arms, scallop shell and stand. Provenance: English private collection formed between 1970s and 1990s.