Statue of Aphrodite Print

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a print inspired by a Roman marble statue of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite.

This print forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The print is based on a 2nd century marble statue of the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, based on a 3rd century BC original. The statue shows the goddess standing naked with strands of hair falling from her elaborate hairstyle. Next to her, the small figure of Eros rides a dolphin which has a cuttlefish in its mouth.

Aphrodite is classically believed to have been borne from the sea as a result of the castration of Ouranos, although Homer's Iliad casts her as the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Aphrodite played key roles in many of the Greek tales, most notoriously influencing the events which sparked the ten-year Trojan war.

A striking piece of home art celebrating the beauty of classical sculpture.

  • Product Code: CMCD74430
  • Product Weight: 0.1Kg
  • Dimensions: H25 x L20cm, Image size: H14.4 x L10.3cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Fine grain art paper
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a print inspired by a Roman marble statue of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite.

This print forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The print is based on a 2nd century marble statue of the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, based on a 3rd century BC original. The statue shows the goddess standing naked with strands of hair falling from her elaborate hairstyle. Next to her, the small figure of Eros rides a dolphin which has a cuttlefish in its mouth.

Aphrodite is classically believed to have been borne from the sea as a result of the castration of Ouranos, although Homer's Iliad casts her as the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Aphrodite played key roles in many of the Greek tales, most notoriously influencing the events which sparked the ten-year Trojan war.

A striking piece of home art celebrating the beauty of classical sculpture.

  • Product Code: CMCD74430
  • Product Weight: 0.1Kg
  • Dimensions: H25 x L20cm, Image size: H14.4 x L10.3cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Fine grain art paper
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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