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Esquiline Venus, roman work, 1st century BC, Hall of the Horti Lamiani, Capitol Museum, Rome. This statue was excavated in Rome in 1874. Its missing arms have not been restored, although Edward Poynter painted his Diadumene, 1884, to show how they might have looked. He believed the statue originally showed a woman binding her hair with a strip of fabric in preparation for a bath, partly because the remains of the little finger of her left hand were visible on the back of her head, suggesting her left arm was raised to hold her hair in place, whilst the right hand hold the fabric. other elements in the sculpture (a serpent around an Egiptian vase, and roses) suggest that it could be identifyied also as an Venus/Isis, derivated from the composite Roman religion that absorbed traces from other cultures like as the Egiptian and Greek. 
Wed 19 Apr 2006 11:11
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Nuno Milheiro Nuno Milheiro #1 Wed 19 Apr 2006 11:29

Thanks for the notes!
Excellent capture, textures, colours and light!


Roberto Palladini Roberto Palladini #2 Wed 19 Apr 2006 12:21

Wonderful work, beautiful color, excellent presentation. Warm regards

Guenter-Georg Guenter-Georg #3 Wed 19 Apr 2006 14:38

perfect color mix, wonderful presentation!

Craig Hansen Craig Hansen #4 Wed 19 Apr 2006 15:58

Almost looks real!

Berenice Kauffmann Abud  - AFIAP Berenice Kauffmann Abud - AFIAP #5 Thu 20 Apr 2006 18:38

Excellent work... Beautiful!!!!!
I like it a lot, my friend!!!!
Warmest regards!

miguel miguel #6 mon 24 Apr 2006 22:39

Estive ao pe dela ha dois meses no Louvre. Outra belissima imagem com bom tratamento digital, se assim podemos dizer.

Brites dos Santos Brites dos Santos #7 Thu 27 Apr 2006 21:03

Well composed and good light.

silvia marmori silvia marmori #8 Fri 28 Apr 2006 17:48

excellent image and thanks for so complete notes!