David Aaron (London, England)
Robert Haber (New York, New York), sold to Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, 1987.
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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 111, The Hellenistic World
Statuette of Aphrodite
Eastern Mediterranean (Place Created)
first half of 2nd century B.C.
38 × 18.5 × 13.7 cm (14 15/16 × 7 5/16 × 5 3/8 in.)
Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
Is the woman depicted in this Greek statuette a mortal or a goddess? The figure stands with her weight on one leg and her hip thrust out in a bold, almost swaggering posture. Platform thong sandals, fashionable in the early 100s B.C., make her taller. The apple held by the figure is usually an
True, Marion, and Kenneth Hamma, eds. A Passion For Antiquities. Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, exh. cat. (Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994), pp. 208-11, cat. no. 101.
"Museum Acquisitions Between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 1998." The Report of the J. Paul Getty Trust (1997-98), p. 65.
Herrmann Jr., John J. "A Marble Maenad from the Holy Land." Cantor Arts Journal 6 (2008-2009), pp. 7-8, fig. 6, pp. 7-8.
Picon, Carlos, and Sean Hemmingway, eds. Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016), pp. 237-238, no. 174, ill., entry by Alexis Belis.
Lesson in which students research and study artworks that depict Greek and Roman deities and present a mock TV talk show with the deities.
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