Aphrodite Holding a Shield. 2nd century CE. Anatalya Archaeological Museum, Perge Collection. Photograph by Wolfgang Sauber.
From the posture, proportions, and drapery, this is believed to be a Roman copy of the Hellenistic Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch.
The inscription on the shield says, “Claudius Peison dedicated this”. Claudius Peison was a wealthy citizen of Perge in the 2nd Century CE. Several other statues and altars dedicated by him have been found at Perge.