Marble head Aphrodite

Roman over life-size marble head of Aphrodite, type of the Capitoline Venus.


The goddess of love, derived from the 4th century BC Aphrodite of Cnidus by Praxiteles. With center-parted hair bound in a fillet, some strands pulled back from the forehead and tied into a loose top-knot, others pulled back over the tops of the ears, one tendril preserved falling along her neck, her oval face with a spade-shaped forehead, the large eyes unarticulated, 

with thick upper lids, the inner canthi drilled, the bow-shaped lips pressed together, on a long neck, her head tilted slightly to her left.

Period : Roman circa 2nd century AD

H : 12 cm

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