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Images archaïsantes de l’Aphrodite chypriote

By Antoine Hermary

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The aim of this paper is to study the origins of the Archaistic image of Aphrodite on some bronze coins struck in Cyprus under Ptolemy III, and to compare it to some other Archaistic images of the goddess attested in Greece and Cyprus. To this dossier, already examined by B. Lichocka in 1986, can be added a marble torso found near Soloi in 1927, which could be related to the sanctuary of Soloi-Cholades, an important cult place for understanding the religious ideology of the Ptolemaic rulers and, probably, of the first Roman emperors.Hermary Antoine. Images archaïsantes de l’Aphrodite chypriote. In: Cahiers du Centre d'Etudes Chypriotes. Volume 45, 2015. Hommage à Jacqueline Karageorghis. pp. 317-328

Publisher: 'PERSEE Program'
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.3406/cchyp.2015.1645
OAI identifier: oai:persee:article/cchyp_0761-8271_2015_num_45_1_1645
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