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Aphrodite (Venus Genetrix type)
Aphrodite (Venus Genetrix type)
Date:
1st century AD
Location:
Legion of Honor
Terrace Hallway East
Media:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
63.5 x 33 x 19.1 cm (25 x 13 x 7 1/2 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Culture/People:
Greek, Asia Minor
Accession Number:
2010.20
Acquisition Date:
2010-06-17
Credit Line:

Gift of Linda Noe Laine

Venus Genetrix type became popular towards the end of the 5tn century BC, depicting the goddess of love in "transparent" drapery. This terracotta sculpture was probably made in Greece, copying a Greek original (420-410 BC).

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Oil Lamp
Oil Lamp (early 1st century)