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Graeco-Roman Bronze Aphrodite - MR.009
Origin: Eastern Meditteranean
Circa: 200 BC to 200 AD
Dimensions: 4.25" (10.8cm) high
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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Aphrodite coming out of a bath, wringing her hair of water- legs pressed tightly together in coy modesty. In the Graeco-Roman world, as in our own, love and beauty were central to almost every person's existence. Aphrodite's altars and temples were always the most busy, trafficked with lovers asking her blessing for marriage, lonely men and women praying for her grace in finding a mate, or young girls hoping to be blessed with beauty as they grew older. This sensuous figure, wrought so finely of bronze, is a loving tribute from a skilled artist. Who knows why this Aphrodite, radiant in her movement, gorgeous in her delicacy, was created? Perhaps the artist was inspired by a girl who passed by his workshop, or it was his way of telling someone he loved them. The figure immortalized in this piece is made more intriguing by the enigma that surrounds it- and regardless of its purpose, our Aphrodite is a graceful and delicate link to a world that truly worshiped and understood love. - (MR.009)


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