Thursday, October 21, 2010

Aphrodite, Pan and Eros

One of my favourite statues is the complex of Aphrodite, Pan and Eros. What sets this statue apart from most of the other Ancient Greek masterpieces is that it tells a funny little story. In this composition Aphrodite is trying to repel the sexual advances of Pan. Aphrodite, in a rather relaxed and playfull manner, is threatening to hit Pan with her sandal, while Eros is trying to help her. It never fails to put a smile on my face.
You can see it at the National Archeological Museum in Athens.

1 comment:

Bella said...

εναλλακτικος τιτλος για το αγαλμα: "φυγε γιατι θα σου φερω τη παντοφλα στο κεφαλι"