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Greece (place of manufacture)
circa 300 BC
overall: 220 mm x 91 mm x 43 mm 617 g
Bronze figures of the goddess Aphrodite in this pose are known as Aphrodite Anadyomene (literally rising from the sea). In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was born from sea foam and images of her in this pose, wringing water from her hair, were copied throughout the Greek and Roman worlds. As so many of these follow the same pose, it seems likely that there was an original Greek prototype image produced probably in the 4th century BC which is now lost.
Provenance: Spink and Son; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell on 3 November 1954.
- Credit Line/Donor
Gifted by Sir William and Lady Burrell to the City of Glasgow, 1944
Burrell Collection: Graeco-Etruscan Items
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