Ludovisi Throne

 

The Birth of Aphrodite, carved on one side of the “Ludovisi Throne”, by an unkonwn sculptor of presumably Ionian training. On the other side a nude girl plays the double flute. On the third side a veiled woman prepares her lamp for the evening.

Ludovisi_throne_Altemps_Inv8570_n2 Ludovisi_throne_Altemps_Inv8570_n3 Birth of Aphrodite. Altar of Aphrodite, so-called “Ludovisi Throne”. Marble. First third of the 5th century B.C. Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Altemps.

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