KE 300 (Terracotta Figurine of Aphrodite) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Area B (northwest side of harbor)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
S 5
Typological identification
Terracotta Figurine
Bibliography
R. L. Scranton and E. S. Ramage, “Investigations at Kenchreai, 1963,“ Hesperia 36.2 (1963), p. 145.
Conservation
Conservation in 1960s: mending with acrylic resin and some reconstruction with white plaster.
Description
Aphrodite. Nude female figure wearing pointed cap; left hand raised apparently holding drapery which flows down to base; indistinct object to left of head (another figure onlooking in background?); stands on rectangular pedestal as though statuesque. Blunt details from worn mold. Uneven on back.
Fabric description
Light buff clay. Corinthian coroplastic fabric? Traces of thick, even, white slip.
Preservation comment
Complete from four large fragments. Slight to moderate, extensive abrasion and pitting.
Height
0.175
Preserved width
0.062
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Aphrodite/Venus (Visual Motif)
Pagescan
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 300 (Terracotta Figurine of Aphrodite).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0300>