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Statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Great Hall, West, 1st floor
A true product of a multicultural society in Ptolemaic Egypt, this statuette combines a classical image of the Greek goddess Aphrodite appearing from the sea, just born, with the typically Egyptian material, faience. Egyptian artists achieved the characteristic brilliant blue of faience in a complex process combining ground quartz with a mixture of alkali.
MEDIUM Faience
DATES late 2nd century B.C.E.
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 14 3/16 x Diam. 4 1/4 in. (36 x 10.8 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, West, 1st floor
EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSION NUMBER 44.7
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene, late 2nd century B.C.E. Faience, 14 3/16 x Diam. 4 1/4 in. (36 x 10.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 44.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.7_SL3.jpg)
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