9 December 2008
A GREEK TERRACOTTA ROUNDEL
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Molded with a facing head of Aphrodite, the goddess with her center-parted hair in a sphendone, with loose strands emerging at the conical top, wearing rosette earrings with inverted pyramidal pendants, a diminutive Eros at each shoulder (one preserved), with two rosettes in the field above, perforated for suspension at the top
9 in. (22.8 cm.) long
Connecticut Private Collection, since the 1960s.
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For a similar terracotta votive from South Italy, now in Leipzig, see no. 1113a in Delivorrias, et al., "Aphrodite" in LIMC, vol. II.
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