A GREEK MARBLE APHRODITE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The goddess standing with her weight on her right leg, her left slightly advanced and bent at the knee, her himation draped diagonally in a thick roll across her hips and over her left arm, the drapery bunched atop an Archaistic statuette of herself, serving as a cushion for her left elbow, the himation clinging to her legs and falling like a curtain between her torso and the statuette, her voluptuous torso nude, an armband worn high on her left arm, the statuette standing upon a column, wearing a long chiton, her right arm lowered, her left raised to her breasts, holding an attribute, perhaps an apple, her head surmounted by a modios; preserving traces of red pigment on the drapery
15 in. (38.1 cm.) high