Statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Great Hall, Southwest, 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.
late 2nd century B.C.E.
14 3/16 x Diam. 4 1/4 in. (36 x 10.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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