Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Ares and Aphrodite as Lovers (detail) Venus and Mars

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Several works from the buried city of Pompeii depict the goddess and her associates. The house where this is located is now named the "House of Venus". Venus sitting close to her lover, the god of war Mars; she is holding his spear while the little Cupid below tries on his warrior's helmet. Mars unwraps Venus' dress, while cupids play with Mars' armor.

Keywords

Naples, Italy, Pompeii, Ancient Italy, Pompeii, Style: High Classical, School: Roman Classical, Movement: High Classical, Roman, Frescoes; Aphrodite; Ares;, Fresco

Subject: topical

Style: High Classical; School: Roman Classical; Movement: High Classical; Roman; Frescoes; Aphrodite; Ares;

Subject: geographic

Naples, Italy; Pompeii, Ancient Italy; Pompeii

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StillImage

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Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-JIE0069

Ares and Aphrodite as Lovers (detail) Venus and Mars

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