ObeliskAncient Rome

Statue of Aphrodite

Statue of Aphrodite, 100 CE, Ancient Rome
Statue of Aphrodite, zoomed in
158.8 cm

Statue of Aphrodite is an Ancient Roman Marble Sculpture created in 100 CE. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Venus and The Nude in Art. Source

Ancient Rome owed much of its art and culture to Greece, whose obsession with physical perfection and philosophical rigor left an easily co-opted legacy of art and myth.

This Roman statue of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was itself a copy of a statue made nearly 500 years before by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles. Aphrodite herself was a Greek goddess originally, renamed Venus by the Romans.

Reed Enger, "Statue of Aphrodite," in Obelisk Art History, Published July 05, 2017; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/timeline/the-ancient-world/roman/statue-of-aphrodite/.

Further reading atmetmuseum.org
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