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Aphrodite with Eros
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Aphrodite with Eros


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Description This statuette has been highly polished. It depicts a nude Aphrodite posed with her left hand to touch her right thigh. Her right arm is bent at the elbow. Her head is posed to turn right and her hair is falling behind her left shoulder. At her left side is a dolphin. Standing on the back of the dolphin is a winged Cupid holding up a disc. The piece is made with a base. The head, two hands and the right end of the base are gone. The wings of Cupid and part of the dolphin have been restored in plaster.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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Period
1st century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
fine-grained white marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.101
Measurements
H: 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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