Capitoline Venus


published on 06 April 2014

The Capitoline Venus is a type of statue of Venus, specifically one of several Venus Pudica (modest Venus) types, of which several examples exist. The type ultimately derives from the Aphrodite of Cnidus. The so-called “Capitoline Venus” is an Antonine copy of a late Hellenistic sculpture that ultimately derives from Praxiteles (4th century BCE). (Capitoline Museums, Rome)

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