Aphrodite, Pan and Eros

Aphrodite, Pan and Eros

Date ca. 100 BCE

Movement Greek | Hellenistic

Medium Marble

Height 51”

Provenance Merchant clubhouse, Berytus, Delos

Housed at National Archaeological Museum, Athens


Some later Hellenistic artists began to incorporate a more whimsical nature in their works as a response to the heavy-handed themes of the Classical and early Hellenistic eras. The artist here removes any trace of bashfulness in Aphrodite at Knidos as she here tries, perhaps humorously, to ward off Pan’s advances while Eros looks on playfully.