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Torso of the Aphrodite of Knidos Type
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Torso of the Aphrodite of Knidos Type


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Late Hellenistic copies of the Aphrodite of Knidos exhibit an increasing mastery of the nude female form and focus on female sensuality and sexuality. On her left thigh are the remains of the fingers of her right hand, which was drawn across her body in a gesture of modesty.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/28/1963Treatmentcleaned
10/12/1988Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Spink & Son, London; Walters Art Museum, November 1963, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1963

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Period
ca. 350 BCE (Classical)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.217
Measurements
20 11/16 x 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in. (52.5 x 23.2 x 18.8 cm)
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