Statuette of Aphrodite Heyl

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 27 October 2019
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This statuette, the so-called Aphrotide Heyl, is one of the most beautiful ancient terracottas in existence. The close-fitting robe of the goddess of love has slipped from the shoulders; her raised left leg perhaps stood on a pillar. The front of the figure, which was shaped in a mold, was carved using a modeling scaper and finally painted. Probably from Myrina (Aeolis), Turkey. Clay. Acquired in 1930 CE; from the Heyl Collection in Darmstadt. 2nd century BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 27). Statuette of Aphrodite Heyl. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11372/statuette-of-aphrodite-heyl/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statuette of Aphrodite Heyl." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 27, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11372/statuette-of-aphrodite-heyl/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statuette of Aphrodite Heyl." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Oct 2019. Web. 19 Oct 2021.