Aphrodite

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by Marsyas
published on 24 June 2012

Copy after Praxiteles. Aphrodite of the Syracuse type. Parian marble, Roman copy of the 2nd century CE after a Greek original of the 4th century BCE; neck, head and left arm are restorations by Antonio Canova. Found at Baiae, Southern Italy.

National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Department of Sculptures, no. 3524. Former Hope Collection; gift by M. Embeirikos, 1924.



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