~ Circa 350-200 BC Greek Anthropomorphic Figurine Of The Aphrodite Of Knidos ~
The figurine depicts a naked goddess in a standing posture holding her hair with its left hand and covering her inguinal area with the other.
The goddess is depicted as she rises from the sea being born from the froth of the water’s surface and raises her arms to wring the water from her hair.
The Aphrodite of Knidos was one of the most famous works of the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles of Athens (4th century BC). It and its copies are often referred to as the Venus Pudica (“modest Venus”) type, on account of her covering her naked pubis with her right hand.
The original statue of Praxiteles depicted the goddess Aphrodite as she prepared for the ritual bath that restored her purity but later versions mix the instances of Aphrodite’s birth and the ritual bath.
Our bronze example is partially complete missing half of one of its legs and the lower part of the second one.
Due to its age the face details are not visible anymore.
~ Dimensions ~
The figurine is 4.25 inches (11 cm) tall, one inch (2.5 cm) wide and 2 cm deep.
~ Condition ~
The statue is in fair condition for its age missing one leg, as previously mentioned.