Classic female postures enshrined in ancient wisdom and art. Associated with myth in the form of Sheilegh-na-gig and Aphrodite kallipyros (of the beautiful backside).
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Aphrodite Kallipygos, artist unknown, c BC, National Archaeological Museum, Naples

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ancientart: “ Kallipygos Aphrodite, Greco-Roman marble copy after a Greek Hellenistic bronze, Naples National Archaeology Museum ”

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