|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 1970.235|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||The Iliupersis Painter|
|Date||ca. 365 - 355 B.C.|
Detail of Aphrodite from a painting depicting a mortal couple--either Paris and Helen or Amphiaraus and Eriphyle-- observed by the gods.
Aphrodite sits in the sky beside the god Apollo (not shown), observing a pair of lovers. She wears a long robe, slippers, veil, necklace and bracelets and her wavy hair is tied back in a ponytail. A bird--probably a dove, the goddess' usual animal familiar--sits on her lap.