The Birth of Aphrodite

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 17 December 2013

The birth of Aphrodite from the Ludovisi Throne. Two Horai (divinities of nature and the seasons) assist the goddess. The piece, made from marble from Thasos, was in fact part of an altar. 460-450 BCE. (Palazzo Altemps, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, December 17). The Birth of Aphrodite. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2194/the-birth-of-aphrodite/

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Birth of Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 17, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2194/the-birth-of-aphrodite/.

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