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Aphrodite torso
Aphrodite torso - Ancient Art Style Aphrodite torso - Aphrodite torso -
Ref : 90322
180 000 €
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
Formerly in a French private collection (North of France), acquired in the 1970s or before Thence by
Medium :
Dimensions :
H. 17.72 inch
Ancient Art  - Aphrodite torso BC to 10th century - Aphrodite torso
Galerie David Ghezelbash

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Aphrodite torso

This sculpture depicts the goddess Aphrodite known as Anadyomene or coming out of the bath. She is nude. A lock of hair ripples down to her right breast. The posture is classic; she is in a frontal position resting on her left leg. The contrapposto introduces a subtle dynamism into the composition. The anatomical treatment is almost juvenile. This representation is indeed distinguished by slender and delicate proportions.

The representation of female nudity has an history that begins with Praxiteles’ Aphrodite of Cnidus (4th century BC )Even if this marble disappeared during the antic period, it was as a model or inspiration for many Hellenistic then Roman sculptors.

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Ancient Art