Satala Aphrodite Head Replica

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Exclusive to the British Museum, an incredible replica of the head of Aphrodite of Satala.

This magnificent jesmonite piece is handmade in the UK, and is based on an original bronze housed in the British Museum. The replica is intended for inside use only.

The original bronze head was part of a complete statue, thought to represent Anahita, the eastern equivalent of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love; also known as Venus during ancient Roman times. The head dates to around the 2nd or 1st century BC, and was discovered at Satala, modern Sadak, in north-eastern Turkey near a left hand which almost certainly also belonged to the statue.

Aphrodite is believed to have been born from the sea as a result of the castration of Ouranos, although Homer’s Iliad calls her the daughter of Zeus and Dione. The intricate detail of the head represents the famously unequalled beauty of Aphrodite, and her expression is both majestic and serene. The deeply set eyes would have originally contained precious metal stones or enamel.

A sensational home ornament for lovers of classical art.

  • Product Code: CMCR74510
  • Product Weight: 5.2Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • Dimensions: H44 x W27 x L29cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Jesmonite
  • Postage Weight: 18.37 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, an incredible replica of the head of Aphrodite of Satala.

This magnificent jesmonite piece is handmade in the UK, and is based on an original bronze housed in the British Museum. The replica is intended for inside use only.

The original bronze head was part of a complete statue, thought to represent Anahita, the eastern equivalent of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love; also known as Venus during ancient Roman times. The head dates to around the 2nd or 1st century BC, and was discovered at Satala, modern Sadak, in north-eastern Turkey near a left hand which almost certainly also belonged to the statue.

Aphrodite is believed to have been born from the sea as a result of the castration of Ouranos, although Homer’s Iliad calls her the daughter of Zeus and Dione. The intricate detail of the head represents the famously unequalled beauty of Aphrodite, and her expression is both majestic and serene. The deeply set eyes would have originally contained precious metal stones or enamel.

A sensational home ornament for lovers of classical art.

  • Product Code: CMCR74510
  • Product Weight: 5.2Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • Dimensions: H44 x W27 x L29cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Jesmonite
  • Postage Weight: 18.37 Kg
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