Capuan Venus

Capuan Venus

Venus of Capua is a half nude Aphrodite in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli (Naples National Archaeological Museum), Italy. It is an earlier variant on the Venus de Milo type. It is named after its findspot at the ruins of an ancient theater in nearby Capua, Italy. The statue was originally shown admiring her reflection inside the reflective inner surface of Ares' shield while it is balanced on her raised left knee, though her arms are now lost.

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