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Phoenix Ancient Art

Head of Aphrodite

Head of Aphrodite
Marble
H 38.7 cm
Part of a monumental statue which size and artistic quality plead in favor of an image of a goddess
Perfect example of the Greek artistic canon from the end of the Classical period and the beginning of Hellenism
Surface weathered and covered with encrustation; damages on eyelid of right eye, tip of nose, lower lip, and chin; chips in places; three holes indicating ancient repair of the back of the head
Provenance: ex-Nicolas Tano collection, acquired circa 1950; ex-Henri Philippe Pharaon collection, Beirut (1901-1993), acquired prior to 1972; ex-Sleiman Aboutaam collection, Beirut, acquired in the early 1980s
Literature: Schmidt E., ‘Ein weiblicher Kopf in Beyrouth’, in Festschrift Luitpold Dussler, Munich, 1972, pp. 31-44., ill. 1-5; Zagdoen M., ‘Bulletin archéologique: La sculpture, la ronde-bosse hellénistique (1960-1987)’, in’ Revue des études grecques’ 104, 1991, p. 156, n° 117

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