This terracotta figurine represents chaste Aphrodite. The Greek goddess, naked, is standing, the head slightly turned towards the right and the left leg bent. She is holding the right hand to her chest, the left hand towards her genitals. Her back is covered by a mantle largely spread out over her body. On her hair, she is wearing a high round diadem decorated by seven stars. The conch in which the goddess used to stand and which recalled her being born from the foam of the sea, has not been conserved. The piece comes from the excavation of El-Bahnasa and dates from the end of the 2nd century of our era.
GOVERNORATE OF MINIYA: EL-BAHNASA
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M. Rassart-Debergh (Éd.), Arts tardifs et chrétiens d'Égypte (Exposition Louvain-la-Neuve ), Le Monde Copte 14-15 (1988) 21 nº 26