Large Terracotta Statuette of Aphrodite

Culture: Greek
Period: 300-250 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 32.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2374
Provenance: Old Parisian private collection, last in a French auction house.
Condition: Right arm reattached, left hand reattached, but without a loss. Part of the fingers of the left hand restored. The figure broken at stomach level and professionally reassembled. A small corner of the plinth was restored.
Description: Magnificent terracotta statuette of goddess Aphrodite wearing a tight-fitting chiton tied under the breast. She stands with her weight on her left leg, the right one rests on a pedestal. The himation thrown over her left arm, which is bent forward, swings around her pelvis and slides from the right thigh down to the floor in many folds. The features are fine and even, the thick hair is parted in the middle and tied in a bun at the back. Aphrodite is leaning with her right arm on a statue that stands on the pedestal. The statue in the form of a woman in peplos, with long hair and a polos on her head. A high quality terracotta statuette from Asia Minor.