Aphrodite, Pan and Eros
Date ca. 100 BCE
Movement Greek | Hellenistic
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.