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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 a goddess Venus, without both arms, which had to be raised, in the act of encircling her head with a bandage. Standing on the right leg, flex the left by slightly tilting the torso and head. The goddess is completely naked, wearing only sandals with laces; the hair, held by a bandage, is gathered at the nape, with curls on the forehead. The support consists of a vase, on which the right leg rests, decorated with Egyptianizing elements such as the bundles of papyrus and the coils of the snake. The vase is placed on a box full of flowers and a cloth is placed on top, elements that indicate how the goddess prepares for her bath. The original work, from which the cast derives, is now preserved in the Capitoline Museums, it was found in Rome on the Esquiline. The statue is dated to the first half of the 1st century. B.C


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