A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF APHRODITE, GREECE, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
standing on a tall rectangular plinth with the weight on her left leg, and wearing shoes, chiton pinned on the right shoulder and leaving her left breast exposed, and himation falling over her back, wrapped around her left forearm, and formerly held up high in her fragmentary raised right hand, her eyes with recessed pupils, her centrally parted hair tied in a chignon and falling in a broad plait over the nape of the neck; neck partially restored.
Total height 40 cm.; without plinth 36 cm.
private collection, Athens, by 1885
Winter Collection, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Mathias Komor, New York, inv. no. H 295, by 1963
Eugene V. Thaw (1927-2018) and Clare E. Thaw, New York
Alexander Conze, "Zur sogenannten Venus Genetrix," Athenische Mitteilungen, vol. 14, 1889, p. 199f., illus. (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.29490#0214)
Harold N. Fowler, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 5, 1889, p. 534
Salomon Reinach, "Chronique d'Orient," Revue archéologique, 1890, p. 263
Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de la statuaire grecque et romaine, vol. 3, Paris, 1904, p. 102, no. 9 (after Conze, op. cit.)
Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida, Sculpture through the Ages, exh. cat., January 1963, no. 6, cover illus.
Steven M. L. Aronson, "Celebrating Eugene V. Thaw’s Legacy," Architectural Digest, November 25th, 2018, illus.(https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.architecturaldigest.com/story/eugene-thaws-christies-sale/amp)
black and white photograph with partial provenance and exhibition information handwritten on back: The Getty Research Institute, Mathias Komor Photographic Archive, Box 13, f. 8
"Sculpture through the Ages," Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida, January 1963, on loan from Mathias Komor
A circular Komor label with the inventory number H295 (matching the photo's) is attached to the back of the base.
For other miniature replicas of the Aphrodite Louvre-Naples type from Greece see P. Karanastassis, Athenische Mitteilungen, vol. 101, 1986, pp. 279ff. For a photographic documentation of the more important replicas see M. Brinke, Antike Plastik, vol. 25, 1996, pp. 7ff, pls. 1ff.