Inscription (?): (Aphrodites; "for Aphrodite")
Gilt inscription to Aphrodite.
20.6 × 19.6 × 13 cm (8 1/8 × 7 3/4 × 5 1/8 in.)
Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson
Extended information about this artwork
William M.R. French, Notes [on a] journey to Europe with Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Hutchinson starting from New York Sat’y Mch. 9, 1889- , (unpublished manuscript, Art Institute of Chicago Archives), p. 27.
Art Institute of Chicago, Preliminary Catalogue of Metal Work, Graeco-Italian Vases, and Antiquities, December 9, 1889 (Chicago: Early and Halla Printing Company, 1889), p. 39, no. 325.
Karen B. Alexander, “From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago,” in Karen Manchester, Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012), p. 18.
Jasper Gaunt, “Nestor’s Cup and Its Reception,” in Voice and Voices in Antiquity: Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, vol. 11, edited by Niall W. Slater (Leiden: Brill, 2017), p. 106, footnote 52.
Said to be found in Taranto, 1878 [Old Register at the Art Institute of Chicago]. Augusto Mele, Naples, Italy; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago through J.C. Fletcher as agent, 1889; price reimbursed by Charles Hutchinson and Philip D. Armour, 1889.
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