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There are 2 objects for which Decoration contains → aulos
29.6.1 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: Persephone’s 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)
67.7.3 Long aulos (probably the right half of a double aulos, a wind instrument played through [missing] reeds) which appears to have an inner surface of wood (?) with a bronze sheath and silver mounting (in four sections). Mouth is silver and has two grooves towards rim. Neck has small hole below mouth and no silver. Bulbous section to neck with bronze section between two silver sections below. Four holes down the length of the body, one apart from the lower three with a fifth on the reverse side in the gap. The hole of the reverse has a small thumb plate around it. Bronze section below which may have originally been silver, with a grooved silver section flaring slightly to end. Hollow inside. 2016.99.0285.jpg
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