A point about the piece - the artist has skillfully rendered the diaphanous folds of the wet garment that is draped around Aphrodite. This style of portraying sheer, wet fabric in relief will become quite popular in ancient Greek sculpture. Particularly in statues of Aphrodite...
Although the Ludovisi Throne may be an early representation of the birth of Aphrodite, the goddess continued to be an enormously compelling subject for artists. Greek sculptors especially lavished attention on their images of Aphrodite. The Greeks were followed closely by Roman artisans, who also delighted in portraying her in an array of beguiling scenes.
But one of the most consistently intriguing aspects of the myth of Aphrodite was indeed her birth from the water. Perhaps the most famous work based on this theme is Sandro Botticelli's lyrical Birth of Venus (remember that Venus is the Roman version of Aphrodite's name). Created in the early Renaissance, this painting captures the goddess of Love so beautifully that is has become a model for artists through the centuries.
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