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Aphrodite and the Gods of Love

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa

Mar 28—Jul 9, 2012

The first exhibition in the US devoted to this ancient Greek divinity includes 130 objects ranging from large-scale sculpture to exquisite jewelry.

Aphrodite was universally worshipped throughout Mediterranean and this exhibition traces the goddess from her obscure origins in the ancient Near East to her adaptation in Roman religion as Venus.

The exhibition goes beyond Aphrodite’s usual association with beauty, desire and sex, presenting the goddess in her manifold aspects, such as protectress in certain cities, or helper to sailors and merchants.

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