Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Aphrodite the Goddess of Cyprus

Who does not know about Aphrodite? Here I won’t be telling you stories about the Goddess, but we’ll see what sculptor’s thought she looked like. I have these three cards to illustrate what I mean.

The statue at top right is that of Aphrodite displayed in the Archeological Museum in Nicosia.

The statues shown at top left are of Aphrodite of Milos. She was named after the island of Milos where the statue was found. It could have been made ariund 130-120 BC by an unknown sculptor. Presently in the Louvre Museum in Paris. According to Greek mythology the Goddess of love and beauty was born in Cyprus.

The card below has the photo of Aphrodite, Pan and Cupid. It was found on the Island of Delos. It was made around 100 BC. It is presently situated in the National Museum of Athens. According to Greek mythology ”She rose out of the sea foam, and for this they called her Aphrodite”.

Thank you Merja for showing me these priceless statues.

1 comment:

Helix Philately said...

nice postcards! i have some collections of maximum cards as well. nice stamps! check out my collections: