Trivium Art HistoryAncient Rome

Statue of Aphrodite

Statue of Aphrodite, 100 CE — Ancient Rome
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 in the Public Domain, and tagged Greek and Roman Mythology, Venus, and Goddess. 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.

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