Ancient Greece Gallery
Statue of Aphrodite, British Museum London - 360 Degree View.
Statue of Nude Aphrodite known as "Lely's Venus" is Second Century AD. It originally belonged to the painter 'Sir Peter Lely then acquired by King Charles 1.
It is clearly influenced by the four century BC Greek Sculptor Praxiteles. The nudity symbolizes a turning point in the culture, as previously only male statues were nude. This is a typical Hellenistic style sculpture shown by the elaborate hairstyle and the rendering of the body.


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