Venus of Ostia

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Full-length depiction of Venus wearing only a thin veil covering one of her legs
Venus of Ostia.

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The Winterthur Museum Library, the Internet Archive

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Full-length depiction of Venus wearing only a thin veil stopping half-way up one of her thighs.
This is a copy of a Roman original based on a Greek type. When it was found in Ostia in 1775, several parts were missing, including the head and the arms. The head was found later, but not the arms, which were incorrectly restored. The original marble statue is kept at the British Museum.

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