Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. She is identified with the planet Venus. Aphrodite used a swan-drawn car to glide easily through the air. The swan was seen as a traditional symbol of beauty and grace in ancient Greece, and was sacred to Aphrodite.

 

Cast Alabaster statues are made from a  material in which natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as a glue. Αlabaster was very widely used for small sculpture for indoor use in the ancient world, especially in ancient Greece, Egypt and Mesopotamia. The mixture is then poured into a mold of the statue design. Because the powder is so fine the smallest details can be reproduced using this method. Over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone, which gives it a look and feel of solid natural marble. All sculptures are finished by hand to ensure the finest quality. This strong material is water and weather resistant, doesn't have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with most cleaning agents.

 

Height: 16 cm (6.3 in)

Width: 7.5 cm (2.95 in)

Weight: 260 gr (0.57 lb)

Aphrodite

$30.00Price
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