Cowering Aphrodite

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Museum replica | Artificial marble | Handmade | Format 28 x 53 x 19 cm (W/H/D)

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Cowering Aphrodite

‘The pernicious trap for a soul’ warned bishop Eusebius of the goddess of love seducing to unchristian practices. For her and the Bithynian King Nicomedes’s I sake Doidalses created this variant: with her head turned to the side, she squats to pour herself with water after a sweet night of love. The triangular composition is also a refined embodiment of her sacred initials, the Phoenician-Greek A of Astarte-Aphrodite._x000D_

Original: Vatican Museum, Rome. Hellenistic, 3rd cent. BC; Roman copy after Doidalses, marble._x000D_

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Polymeric ars mundi museum replica cast by hand. Format 28 x 53 x 19 cm (W/H/D).

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