Ancient cult figurines of Aphrodite unearthed

Published on August 21st, 2009 | by Admin

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Three 1,500-year-old figurines of the goddess Aphrodite have been found in Susita.

At the site, on a 350 meter-high-plateau overlooking the eastern shore of Lake Kinneret, archaeologists found a cache of three figurines of Aphrodite (whom the Romans called Venus), dating back about 1,500 years. The figurines, made of clay, are about 30 centimeters tall. They depict the nude goddess standing, with her right hand covering her private parts – a type of statue scholars call “modest Venus.”

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One Response to Ancient cult figurines of Aphrodite unearthed

  1. LxGoodies says:

    Remarkably late dating. This would be a 6th century Aphrodite ! The Beath Sean Aphrodite is excellently documented here

    http://www.imj.org.il/imagine/item.asp?itemNum=222799

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