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Sleeping Satyr
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cast of statue, Capitoline Venus
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Aphrodite in the bath
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Elderly drunk woman
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cast of statue, so-called Sleeping Ariadne
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Naked boxer
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Naked male torso
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Cast of Nike of Samotracia
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The cast of Artemis
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The Cast of Prince of the Baths
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The cast of a young woman dressed
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The cast of Poseidon
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The cast of Laocoon
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The cast of goddess Venus
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Cast of the Spinario
Sleeping Satyr
cast of statue, Capitoline Venus
Aphrodite in the bath
Elderly drunk woman
cast of statue, so-called Sleeping Ariadne
Naked boxer
Naked male torso
Cast of Nike of Samotracia
The cast of Artemis
The Cast of Prince of the Baths
The cast of a young woman dressed
The cast of Poseidon
The cast of Laocoon
The cast of goddess Venus
Cast of the Spinario

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Description

The cast depicts the goddess Venus in the moment immediately preceding her bath; entirely naked of her, she is slightly leaning forward, in the act of protecting her chest and pubis with both arms. Her right leg is flexed and advanced, her left leg is supported. Her head is slightly bent to the left and has complex hair with a high "bow" knot and locks that fall over her shoulders. Her clothes are placed on an amphora, placed near the left leg. The original sculpture, slightly larger than life size, was found in Rome, near the basilica of San Vitale around 1666-1670 and was purchased and donated to the Capitoline collections by Pope Benedict XIV in 1752. The Venus of the Capitoline Museum he defined the so-called “Capitoline type”, of which numerous replicas are known. The statue is considered one of the earliest and most faithful replicas of the famous statue of Aphrodite Cnidia, made by Praxiteles around 360 BC. for the sanctuary of the goddess at Cnidus.


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