Aphrodite of the "Venus Genetrix" type - ROM2015_14619_1


Aphrodite of the "Venus Genetrix" type

Geography: Probably made in Greece, copying a Greek original
Date: About 1st century AD
Period: Hellenistic or Roman era, copying a Greek original of 420-410 BC
111.8 x 31.8 x 33.1 cm
Object number: 925.59
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece

Venus Genetrix

This fine statue is a copy of a famous Greek bronze attributed to the Classical Greek sculptor Kallimachos. Existing copies of the "Venus Genetrix" type always show the goddess draped in "transparent" garments - sculptural style popular towards the end of the 5th century BC.

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