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Torso of Artemis with Head of Aphrodite
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Torso of Artemis with Head of Aphrodite


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The short dress (chiton) and remnants of a quiver on her back identify the woman as Artemis, goddess of the hunt. The head, although also ancient, once belonged to a statue of Aphrodite. It is not known when these two pieces were joined, but it was common practice in the 18th and 19th centuries to combine ancient fragments or re-create missing parts of statues to make them more aesthetically pleasing. The head of Aphrodite is of the Capitoline type.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/01/1989Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
2/06/1990Technical Reportother
1/01/1992Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
9/27/1999Examinationcondition
Provenance Comte James Alexandre de Pourtales-Gorgier, Paris, by 1850, [mode of acquisition unknown]. Henri Daguerre, Paris, by 1921, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, Paris, 1921, by purchase, [Brummer inv. no. P220]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922

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Period
Original: 4th-2nd century BC; Roman copy: 1st century
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.82
Measurements
51 9/16 x 20 1/16 x 14 9/16 in. (131 x 51 x 37 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Centre Street: Second Floor: Lobby

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