Crouching Venus

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Carole Raddato
published on 28 August 2014
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Marble statue of a naked Venus crouching at her bath, 2nd century CE (Antonine period). It is a Roman version of an original from the Hellenistic period. (British Museum)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, August 28). Crouching Venus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Crouching Venus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 28, 2014.

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Raddato, Carole. "Crouching Venus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Aug 2014. Web. 01 Dec 2021.