Statue of Aphrodite in the Capitolini type
From the former Collection of Alexandros Iolas.
(ΕΑΜ/NAM Γ 16151)
A work of Roman times with numerous ancient and modern restorations. It follows a Hellenistic version of the Cnidian Aphrodite of Praxiteles, assigned to his son, Cephisothodos the Younger and dated around 300 BC. The goddess is depicted totally naked, with elaborated headdress, covering prudishly with the hands her breasts and genitals. The Praxiteles model of female nudity has become more earthly and naturalistic. The statue is presented for the first time to the public after long cleaning and conservation works including the radiography of the internal assembly mode of the restorations.