Thursday, October 04, 2007

Aka Venus



Statue of Aphrodite, c. 425 - 400 BC, The J. Paul Getty Museum.


It is thought that this large-scale statue was probably a cult figure from inside a temple which would account for its good condition.


Artist's rendering of statue as it would have originally looked. (from the Getty website).

The Getty has been in the news lately as they return some of their acquisitions.

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