Aphrodisias is perhaps best known for its extraordinary marble sculpture. Good marble quarries are located a few kilometers from the site, and by the late hellenistic period, a strong local tradition of marble sculpture had taken root. The surviving body of sculpture is rich and varied. There are statues of gods, heroes, emperors, benefactors, philosophers, and athletes, as well as mythological groups, decorative figures, and ornamental and figured relief sculptures. Many of the pieces occupy key positions in the history of Roman art. The sculpture of the city is a legacy of unrivalled importance in this field.
Information about the statues and reliefs discovered is listed here in gallery form.