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Torso of Aphrodite
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Torso of Aphrodite

50 - 75. Marble. Room 072

In order to emphasise Aphrodite’s nudity and arouse interest Hellenistic artists rarely depicted her entirely without clothes. Here the goddess’s mantle is held up between her legs. This sculpture follows a model of the second century BC in which Aphrodite looked into a mirror held in her left hand while covering her pubis with her right.

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Inventory number
E000918
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Torso of Aphrodite
Date
50 - 75
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
Marble
Dimension
Height: 56 cm.; Width: 27 cm.; Base/bottom: 18 cm.; Weight: 40.6 Kg.
Provenance
Bequest of Claudio Bravo, 2000

Bibliography +

La donación de Claudio Bravo: veinte esculturas grecorromanas, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2000, pp. 30.

Roma SPQR : Senatus Populus Que Romanus, Aldeasa, Madrid, 2007.

Azcue Brea, Leticia, El origen de las colecciones de escultura del Museo del Prado. El Real Museo de Pintura y Escultura, El taller europeo. Intercambios, influjos y préstamos en escultura moderna europea. I Encuentro europeo de museos con colecciones de escultura, Valladolid, 2012, pp. 73-108.

Schroeder, S.F, 'Anónimo. Torso de Afrodita 'tipo Ostia'', Dioses, héroes y atletas : la imagen del cuerpo en la Grecia Antigua, Museo Arqueológico Regional, Madrid, 2015, pp. 425 n.57.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2603.

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Exhibitions +

Dioses, héroes y atletas. La imagen del cuerpo en la Grecia Antigua
Alcalá de Henares
12.03.2015 - 19.07.2015

Roma SPQR
Madrid
20.11.2007 - 02.03.2008

Location +

Room 072 (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 04-03-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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