Roman copy of the Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxilites. Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Photographed by Shakko, 2007. 

The Aphrodite of Knidos was an innovative statue, the first to portray the goddess nude. It was greatly admired throughout antiquity. The statue vanished from Knidos in late antiquity, but many copies are known to have been made and remain to be seen in museums throughout the world.

Today, you are invited to join with people all around the world in making a libation to Aphrodite.

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