Roman Statues - British Museum - Pictures & Images { 24 images } Created 2 Feb 2015

Pictures, Images & photos of the Roman and Roman copies of Greek statues exhibited at the British Museum London. Photos against a warm art backgrounds. This picture gallery shows Roman sculptures based on early Hellenistic originals. Lely’s Venus (Aphrodite) Greek goddess of love, 1st 2nd century Roman Copy of a lost Greek original. This style of Aphrodite statue is known as the Crouching or bathing Aphrodite. Her arms stretch across in front of her and her right hand gently touches her right shoulder hiding her breasts. she looks to one side in surprise as if disturbed whilst bathing. Walking around the statue reveals 4 distinct viewpoints that tantalise the viewer and reveal nothing of Aphrodites nakedness. This statue is a 2nd century Roman copy of a lost Greek. Hellanistic original of the mid 3rd century BC Bronze attributed to the Greek sculptor Doldalsas of Bethynia.

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