Eros, Aphrodite and Pan

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Eros, Aphrodite and Pan. 100 B.C. National Museum of Athens.  Aphrodite raises a ahnd with sandal to slap the god Pan, who tried to pull her hand away from her covered genitals. The winged god Eros flies between the pair. Aphrodite was the great Olympian goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and procreation. She was depicted as a beautiful woman usually accompanied by the winged godling Elos (Cupid). Pan was the god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music. He wandered the hills and mountains of Arkadia playing his pan-pipes and chasing Nymphs. His unseen presence aroused feelings of panic in men passing through the remote, lonely places of the wilds.  Eros (Cupid) was the god of love, son of Aphrodite. Marble Hand carved.  Height: 163cm  Width: 80cm