STATUE OF GODDESS APHRODITE OR A NYMPH

 

Marble statue of goddess Aphrodite or a Nymph holding a basin. She is depicted with naked upper body and a cloak around the thighs. Two braids of hair fall on either shoulder, while the rest is confined at the neck. The basin is supported by a cylindrical stem decorated with thorn leafs.

Gortyna, Nymphaeum, Roman period, late 1st  cent. AD.

 

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