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WHA_300JN

Alabaster group of Aphrodite and Eros, Said to have been found near Byblos, Lebanon. 150-50 BC The ship's rudder and the dolphin allude to her maritime nature she may be Aphrodite Euploia (of fair voyage), a patron deity of sailors. She is shown wearing elaborate gilded jewellery that includes a diadem, necklace, cross-strap between her breasts, and arm-bands. Traces of gilding also survive on Eros's wings and the whole group was brightly coloured.

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Alabaster group of Aphrodite and Eros, Said to have been found near Byblos, Lebanon. 150-50 BC The ship's rudder and the dolphin allude to her maritime nature she may be Aphrodite Euploia (of fair voyage), a patron deity of sailors. She is shown wearing elaborate gilded jewellery that includes a diadem, necklace, cross-strap between her breasts, and arm-bands. Traces of gilding also survive on Eros's wings and the whole group was brightly coloured.