Aphrodite and Hermes
Clay tablet from Locri, Calabria.
Terracotta.
Ca. 475—450 BCE.
Munich, State Antique CollectionPhoto by Egisto Sani

Aphrodite and Hermes.

Clay tablet from Locri, Calabria.
Terracotta.
Ca. 475—450 BCE.

Munich, State Antique Collection

Description:
The gods Hermes and Aphrodite are reproduced on this clay tablet. A winged Eros is standing on the outstretched arm of the goddess; she holds a flower in her hand. Between the gods, a vessel for burning incense “thymiaterion”, popular offering to the goddess Aphrodite. The holes in the top qualify this tablet as an offering object to be hung in a sanctuary.
Credits:
(cc) 2012. Photo: Egisto Sani (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
The exhibition “Die Unsterblichen Götter Griechenlands” (Munich, 20.07.2012 — 07.07.2013).
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