The Satala Aphrodite

1st Century BC

Hellenistic

Found Satala, Turkey

Height: c.38 cm

Bronze head from a cult statue of Anahita in the guise of Aphrodite or Artemis. The eyes were originally inlaid with either precious stones or a glass paste, and the lips perhaps coated with a copper veneer. The top of the head was damaged during excavation. The thin-walled casting of the bronze head suggests a late Hellenistic date.

Source: British Museum

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