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  Highlights of the Collection: Aphrodite, Female Figurines and Cyprus
  Aphrodite, Female Figurines and Cyprus
 

'Muse, tell me the deeds of golden Aphrodite the Cyprian,
who stirs up sweet passion in the gods and subdues the tribes
of mortal men and birds that fly in air and all the many
creatures that the dry land rears, and all the sea…'
(Homeric Hymn To Aphrodite)

   
  Detail of Aphrodite and a swan from a red-figure lekythos (AN1891.451)
 

Detail of Aphrodite and a swan from
a red-figure lekythos (AN1891.451)
Drawing by Nick Griffiths, 2002

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