Aphrodite and the Gods of Love
Helen of Troy and Paris, Cupid and Psyche—some of history’s greatest star-crossed lovers felt the influence of Aphrodite, one of the most powerful and revered Goddesses in the ancient world. Yet she was more than just the Goddess of Love. Known as the patroness of seafarers and warriors, many also thought she inspired political harmony, and was responsible for beauty in mortals. Given the breadth of her influence, it is not surprising that she was the subject of countless works of art. This exhibition of more than 120 exquisite sculptures, ceramics, jewelry and other artifacts from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston spans more than 5,000 years of Ancient history. In distinct thematic sections, visitors will explore the mythology, history and life story of this venerated and powerful Goddess.
This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston