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Venus (Aphrodite), goddess of love, & the Cupids (Erotes) | Roman fresco Pompeii

F10.5 APHRODITE & THE EROTES | VENUS & THE CUPIDS

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman
Context: Pompeii
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Aphrodite (Roman Venus) stands fully clothed, crowned, and holding a sceptre, sprigs of myrtle (?) and some wooden device (?). Beside her is her son Eros (Roman Cupid) holding a mirror. She is also circled by two flying Erotes carrying a wreath and sprigs of myrtle (?).

ARTICLESAphrodite, Eros, Erotes

 
 
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