Roman head of Aphrodite Anadyomene

Marble 10.9 cm (4.3 in.) 1st century BC-AD 1st century

Aphrodite Anadyomene means Aphrodite of the sea. She depicts the goddess of love, emerging from the sea where she has just bathed, wringing out her hair, the arms raised so that the nude figure is visible (rather than concealed by her purposefully positioned arms) inviting the gaze of the viewer.

William Froelich, New York, collected mostly from the 1950’s – 1980’s; Fortuna Fine Art, New York; Royal Athena Galleries, acquired from the above on March 2004


The Merrin Gallery, Inc.

"Ethnographic Art and Ancient Art"

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