Aphrodite at Her Bath

AphroditeKneelingThis “Crouching Venus” or “Venus at her Bath” is a Roman copy from the 2nd century AD of a Greek original. Typical of the Hellenistic Greek statues, the beauty of the statue can be viewed from any angle. Praxiteles, a famous Greek sculptor of the 4th century BC sculpted the first nude statue of Aphrodite (featured on another day). Other versions of this statue feature Eros or a water jug for bathing. The statue was owned by King Charles I of England at one time. It is now housed in the British Museum. Tomorrow, another Venus.


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