Z10.4 APHRODITE & ARES
|Museum Collection||Shahba Museum, Shahba|
The goddess Aphrodite is accompanied by her lover Ares and retinue of Charites (Graces) and Erotes (Loves). The partially disrobed goddess holds a royal sceptre and is crowned with a shining aureole. She welcomes Ares into her boudoir. The god is crowned with an aureole and has been stripped of his arms by the infant Erotes. Aphrodite is attended by Charis who holds a wreath (of myrtle?) in her hand.