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Cast of the Barberini Faun
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cast of statue, Capitoline Venus
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cast of statue, Aphrodite crouching
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Cast of statue, drunk old woman
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cast of statue, so-called Ariadne asleep
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Cast of statue, boxer
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cast of torso, so-called Belvedere torso
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cast of statue, Nike of Samothrace
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cast of statue, Artemis
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cast of statue, so-called Prince of the baths
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cast of statue, Peplophoros
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cast of statue, Poseidon
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cast of statue, Laocoon
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cast of a statue, Venus of the Esquiline
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cast of statue, Spinario
Cast of the Barberini Faun
cast of statue, Capitoline Venus
cast of statue, Aphrodite crouching
Cast of statue, drunk old woman
cast of statue, so-called Ariadne asleep
Cast of statue, boxer
cast of torso, so-called Belvedere torso
cast of statue, Nike of Samothrace
cast of statue, Artemis
cast of statue, so-called Prince of the baths
cast of statue, Peplophoros
cast of statue, Poseidon
cast of statue, Laocoon
cast of a statue, Venus of the Esquiline
cast of statue, Spinario

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Description

The cast depicts the goddess Aphrodite in the bath, crouching on her bent legs, probably at the moment of receiving water on her neck. The sculpture is headless and has no arms. The left leg directs the knee upwards, while the right presents the thigh parallel to the base plane; the weight of the body rests on the left foot with the sole adhering to the ground and on the tips of the fingers of the right one. A rock-shaped support is welded to the left buttock for static reasons. The torso, bent forward, is slightly rotated to the right; the right forearm, with opposite movement, intersects the breast, compressing it. The original statue, from which the cast derives, is dated to the 2nd century AD and derives from a Greek bronze model of the first half of the 3rd century BC, attributed to the sculptor Doidalsas of Bithynia. The sculpture was found in Sainte Colombe, near Vienne, from the excavations of the baths known as “Palais du Miroir” and is now preserved in the Louvre museum. There is a round stamp on the base. Atelier Musée Nationaux du Louvre, moulage, factory stamp.


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