Circa 100 C.E.
Second Level, Sample Hall Corridor
This head of Aphrodite/Venus, known as the “Dart Aphrodite” in honor of Jane and Justin Dart, once belonged to a life-size lost Greco-Roman statue of the Goddess of Love of the “Arles Aphrodite” type. This sculptural type of Aphrodite takes its name from a famous ancient marble statue found in Arles and now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Although there are a number of headless Greco-Roman copies of the body of the Arles Aphrodite type, the “Dart Aphrodite” is the only other known ancient replica of the head of the Arles Aphrodite type.