Pendant

citation

This is a typical representation of the “crouching Aphrodite” type. Aphrodite is crouching with her hair raised in her hands. There was a now lost original that is preserved in multiple Hellenistic and Roman versions. A famous marble copy of the Roman imperial period is today in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, Greece. The Hellenistic original of the 3rd century BCE was loosely derived from the Cnidian Aphrodite by Praxiteles, a 4th century BCE sculptor.

Historical period(s)
Hellenistic-Roman
Medium
Faience
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.7 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm (1 7/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in)
Geography
Greece
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.177.2
Collection
Gellatly collection
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.177.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Faience, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

Keywords
Gellatly collection
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

This is a typical representation of the "crouching Aphrodite" type. Aphrodite is crouching with her hair raised in her hands. There was a now lost original that is preserved in multiple Hellenistic and Roman versions. A famous marble copy of the Roman imperial period is today in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, Greece. The Hellenistic original of the 3rd century BCE was loosely derived from the Cnidian Aphrodite by Praxiteles, a 4th century BCE sculptor.

Collection Area(s)
Greek and Roman Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Non-exclusive license