Aphrodite

2006ae6600 jpg l

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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 97
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century AD (made)
descriptive_line
Statuette, bronze, Aphrodite, Greek, ca. 2nd century AD
dimensions
Height: 21.27 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
From the Salting bequest.
id
259237
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T10:55:03.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T10:55:03.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
In Storage
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
bronze
materials_techniques
Bronze
museum_number
A.583-1910
museum_number_token
a5831910
object_number
O311568
object_type
Statuette
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Aphrodite stands, naked, binding herself with a scarf, which she holds in her left hand.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AE6600
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Ancient busts such as this one were often displayed on high shelves and formed a focal point of a scholar's study. Humanist Renaissance scholars, most so in Italy, were keen to link themsleves with the intellectual traditions of Greece and Rome, and paint themsleves as the guardians and inheritors of long-forgotten Classical schools of thought, though in fact 'the Ancients' had always been held in the highest regard right through the entire medieval period, and right across Europe.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
aphrodite-statuette-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Aphrodite
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100