Aphrodite by Menophantos

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 17 January 2016

A marble statue of Aphrodite by Menophantos. The casket on the statue's base is inscribed in Greek: 'of the aphrodite which is situated in the Troad, Menophantos made it'. It is a contemporary copy of a 1st century BCE statue and was found near the San Gregorio al Celio church in Rome. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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