Aphrodite of Knidos with Colours

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Ruedi Habegger
published on 18 December 2018
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The Aphrodite of Knidos in a reconstruction from plaster casts and “completed” by projected colours suggesting her former polychromy. This famous statue, created by Praxiteles around 340 BCE, was originally set up in the Aphrodite sanctuary in Knidos (Asia Minor). On display as part of the 2018 CE exhibition 'Naked! The Art of Nudity' at the Antikenmuseum, Basel, Switzerland.

© Ruedi Habegger, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

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Habegger, R. (2018, December 18). Aphrodite of Knidos with Colours. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9745/aphrodite-of-knidos-with-colours/

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Habegger, Ruedi. "Aphrodite of Knidos with Colours." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9745/aphrodite-of-knidos-with-colours/.

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Habegger, Ruedi. "Aphrodite of Knidos with Colours." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2018. Web. 21 Jun 2021.