San Antonio Museum or Art

Curator's Choice - SAMA's Aphrodites by Jessica Powers, The Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World

Gallery Talks


Tuesday, December 4, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Meet at Front Desk

Price: Free.

 

Head of Aphrodite (The Bartlett Head)

Greek, made in Athens, about 330 BC

Marble

H. 11 5/6 in. (28.8 cm), w. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm), d. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900, 03.743

 

 

This talk focuses on six works of art from SAMA's Greek and Roman collection that are featured in the special exhibition Aphrodite and the Gods of Love.  Ranging from a gold diadem to marble sculptures, these objects depict Aphrodite, her companions and rivals, and reflect her broad sphere of influence in ancient Greek life.