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Plaster cast of the Ludovisi Throne (Original in Museo Nazionale Romano di Palazzo Altemps). Central panel: Aphrodite (Roman Venus) rises from the sea assisted by two Horae (Seasons) on the shore who clothe the lower part of her body.The scene probably represents the birth of the goddess. Alternative interpretations: Persephones return from the Hades or Hera emerging from the Kanathos waters (Hera Parthenos). Left panel: Seated naked female figure (hetaira?)wearing a sakkos (hairnet) plays the double aulos. Right panel: Seated crouched veiled woman with a pyxis in her left hand in front of an incense burner (thymiaterion)
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