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Birth of Venus (Aphrodite) with Cupid (Eros) & a Nereid | Roman fresco Pompeii

F10.1 BIRTH OF APHRODITE

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman IV Style
Context: Pompeii, House of Venus
Date: C1st AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Venus (Aphrodite) sails across the sea, reclining naked in the hollow of a cockle shell, her shawl billowing out behind her in the breeze. A Nereid Nymph rides beside her on the back of a leaping dolphin and the winged love-god Cupid (Eros) crouches by the foot of her shell.

ARTICLESAphrodite, Nereides, Eros

 
 
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