Statuette of Aphrodite by Unknown Artist

Aphrodite preparing for her bath.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
54 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £65,000)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
Private collector

Full figure bending to remove the sandal from her left foot.

Provenance

Found at Knossos on Crete in 1858; purchased by Captain T A B Spratt; inherited by his son, Colonel F Spratt Bowring, who sold it at Sotheby's, London 1929; Sotheby's London, 1934; Sotheby's New York, 1998

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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