Capitoline Venus


Carole Raddato
published on 06 April 2014
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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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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, April 06). Capitoline Venus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Capitoline Venus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 06, 2014.

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Raddato, Carole. "Capitoline Venus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 06 Apr 2014. Web. 28 Oct 2020.

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