Aphrodite

Aphrodite

400-200 BC

Terracotta

Overall: 43.5 cm (17 1/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1927.489

Description

This nude figurine was likely inspired by the Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles, a work that spawned countless reproductions of varying sizes in different media. Created from inexpensive terra cotta clay, this Aphrodite might have been commissioned as a votive offering by a person of modest means.

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