Hellenistic Terracotta Statuette of Aphrodite

Culture: Greek/Canosan
Period: 3rd-2nd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 28 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2411
Provenance: Private collection Professor Dr. Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010), Vienna, Austria. Private collection Dr. Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010), Vienna, Austria. Thence in the estate of the family.
Condition: Both arms as well as the left foot missing. Otherwise beautifully preserved.
Description: Large terracotta statuette of Aphrodite from Western Greece. The goddess with her head slightly lowered and her torso bent forward to the left has raised her left leg, the weight rests on the straight right leg. Aphrodite is without clothes, only a coat thrown around her hip pulled forward covering her left hip and legs. The bare right pelvis is turned outward. The goddess has her thick, reddish hair pulled back to a bun. Beautiful white, rose and blue color remains, especially around the elaborate drapery of the coat. At the back a round venting hole. Although both arms and the left foot are missing a very graceful statuette of high quality. Possibly from Canosa. Mounted.