– 400 C.E.
Ancient Cultures

After Praxiteles, Venus (Roman Copy)


Unknown sculptor, Venus after the Greek original by Praxiteles from the
4th century B.C.E., Roman, 175-200 C.E. (Getty Villa)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Francesca Tronchin, Dr. Steven Zucker 

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Where and When

After Praxiteles, Venus (Roman Copy)
Rome, Italy
c. 175 - 200 C.E.; original, Cnidus (Knidos) Greece now Turkey, 4th century B.C.E.

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