Bronze figurine of Aphrodite - 2005.02

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The right lower leg and foot are missing; there is slight corrosion to the tips of the diadem; otherwise in good condition, with a light green patina.

The goddess has her weight on her left leg, the right relaxed and bent forward at the knee. Her head is turned slightly to her right, and she holds tresses of hair above her shoulders. She is naked apart from a prominent diadem on her head; her hair has a central parting, coming down in waves about the face; the hair at the top and back of the head is done more tightly and more summarily; it is collected into a small double bun at the back of the neck.

The front of the diadem has an engraved design of tendrils on the lower front part and of veins on the leaves above.

With its emphasis on the diadem and hair, the head is rather large and the lower legs somewhat heavy.

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