Reclining Aphrodite-Venus from Jerash

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 February 2019
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Terracotta figurine of the goddess on a large couch (cline), leaning on her left elbow. This was the typical position for dining at a banquet (symposium), which was derived from the Greek tradition and was adopted by the Romans. The hole in the upper surface of the right knee possibly was a place to insert a lamp. Roman period, mid-2nd century CE. From Jerash (Gerasa), Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 18). Reclining Aphrodite-Venus from Jerash. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10102/reclining-aphrodite-venus-from-jerash/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Reclining Aphrodite-Venus from Jerash." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 18, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10102/reclining-aphrodite-venus-from-jerash/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Reclining Aphrodite-Venus from Jerash." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Feb 2019. Web. 15 Jun 2021.