Friday, September 13, 2019

An Old Copy

While I was at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) a few weeks ago to catch a pic of the red bus I wandered into the restored original entrance to the museum to check out the new look. This statue was in one of the alcoves of the rotunda. This marble Aphrodite Of Knidos is a 2nd century AD Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek sculpture by Praxiteles. Copying is not a new thing!

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

An exquisite work!

Sharon said...

That is so true! This is a beautiful piece. I bet the museum is full of beautiful things.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is a beautiful statue. Have a happy day and a great weekend!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Awesome!

bill burke said...

The statue is beautiful. A wonderful piece of art.

Revrunner said...

I'm trying to now envision that standing at the entrance to my house. :-)

Kay said...

Ancient art is such a marvel.

Taken For Granted said...

That lady has been disarmed, so she might be safe.

s.c said...

Stil a strong one. Replica or not.

Andy said...

She has a few parts missing. :-)

Jenn Jilks said...

I love it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Stunning! That copy is pretty ancient in its own right Pat ✨