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To go with a story by Sebastian Smith 'US-LIFESTYLE-ART-HOLIDAY-HISTORY-GREECE-VALENTINES' A bronze statuette of the Greek goddess Aphrodite is on display during a press preview of the 'Sleeping Eros' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, February 4, 2013. The statue is part of an exhibit centering around her son Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology, with a 'Sleeping Eros' statue which was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in 1943. It was believed to be an original Hellenistic sculpture or a close replica created between 250 and 150 B.C. Subsequently, some scholars have suggested that it is a very fine Roman copy of one of the most popular sculptures ever made in Roman Imperial times. Recent research supports the former identification, but also makes apparent that it was restored in antiquity, most likely in the Early Imperial period. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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To go with a story by Sebastian Smith 'US-LIFESTYLE-ART-HOLIDAY-HISTORY-GREECE-VALENTINES' A bronze statuette of the Greek goddess Aphrodite is on display during a press preview of the 'Sleeping Eros' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, February 4, 2013. The statue is part of an exhibit centering around her son Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology, with a 'Sleeping Eros' statue which was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in 1943. It was believed to be an original Hellenistic sculpture or a close replica created between 250 and 150 B.C. Subsequently, some scholars have suggested that it is a very fine Roman copy of one of the most popular sculptures ever made in Roman Imperial times. Recent research supports the former identification, but also makes apparent that it was restored in antiquity, most likely in the Early Imperial period. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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To go with a story by Sebastian Smith... News Photo 160646591Aphrodite,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Bronze,Display,Exhibition,Figurine,Go,Goddess,Greek Culture,Horizontal,New York City,Press Preview,Story,USAPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTo go with a story by Sebastian Smith 'US-LIFESTYLE-ART-HOLIDAY-HISTORY-GREECE-VALENTINES' A bronze statuette of the Greek goddess Aphrodite is on display during a press preview of the 'Sleeping Eros' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, February 4, 2013. The statue is part of an exhibit centering around her son Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology, with a 'Sleeping Eros' statue which was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in 1943. It was believed to be an original Hellenistic sculpture or a close replica created between 250 and 150 B.C. Subsequently, some scholars have suggested that it is a very fine Roman copy of one of the most popular sculptures ever made in Roman Imperial times. Recent research supports the former identification, but also makes apparent that it was restored in antiquity, most likely in the Early Imperial period. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)