Aphrodite, Eros, & Pan (Illustration) - Ancient History Encyclopedia - aphrodite pan eros sculpture history

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A sculpture of Aphrodite, Pan and Eros, exhibited in the National Archaelogical Museum of Athens, in Greece, is the subject of this post. The sculpture was made at about BC of Parian marble, and was found on the island of Delos, in the House of the Poseidoniasts of Beirut. On the low base of the group an inscription is carved: ‘Dionysos Author: [email protected]

This is one of the best known and most characteristic representations of the goddess Aphrodite assaulted by the goat-legged Pan. The group stands on its original square base, which bears a votive inscription. The naked goddess attends to hide her putenda, while threatening to strike Pan with her sandal.

Sculptural group with Aphrodite repelling Pan with her sandal and the help of Eros. A delightful composition carved in white marble from Paros in the Hellenistic Era (circa BCE). height. National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece.

A Parian marble statue group of Aphrodite, Eros, and eazye.info the 'House of the Poseidoniastai', eazye.info statue was dedicated to Dionysos, c. eazye.infoite is depicted fighting off the advances of Pan with her sandal.