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Marble head Aphrodite
Roman over life-size marble head of Aphrodite, type of the Capitoline Venus.
The goddess of love, derived from the 4th century BC Aphrodite of Cnidus by Praxiteles. With center-parted hair bound in a fillet, some strands pulled back from the forehead and tied into a loose top-knot, others pulled back over the tops of the ears, one tendril preserved falling along her neck, her oval face with a spade-shaped forehead, the large eyes unarticulated,
with thick upper lids, the inner canthi drilled, the bow-shaped lips pressed together, on a long neck, her head tilted slightly to her left.
Period : Roman circa 2nd century AD
H : 12 cm
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