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Aphrodite, the alluring goddess of love and beauty, is revealed in this study of art through the ages.
In ancient art, one of the more intriguing images of the goddess Aphrodite is a work of sculpture known by the imposing title of the Ludovisi Throne. Scholars generally agree that the image depicts the birth of Aphrodite from the sea - the goddess of Love and Beauty is being helped to rise by a pair of females in silhouette. If the relief does indeed represent the birth of Aphrodite (there are other possible interpretations), then we have an early scene of the goddess emerging into the world.
...read more in this art history article about 'Aphrodite in Art'