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

Aphrodite and Hermes.

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

Munich, State Antique Collection

Origin:
From Exhibition “Die Unsterblichen Götter Griechenlands”.
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:
© 2012. Photo, text: Egisto Sani.
Keywords: clay terracotta tablet relief votive offering dedicatory from Locri Calabria Aphrodite Afrodite Venus Venere Hermes Mercury Mercurius Eros Amor Cupid kerykeion caduceus hat petasos petasus little cap lyre musical instrument musical instruments sacrifice sacrificial offering vessel for burning of incense from a thymiaterion female garment garments clothes clothing outerwear diadem flower
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