Thursday, February 6, 2014


Statue in marble, Roman copy (1st century BC) of a lost Hellenistic original statue in bronze by Praxiteles, famous Greek sculptor (4th century BC). It shows Aphrodite (Venus for Romans), the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation, rising from the sea. The statue was discovered in Cyrene in 1913 during the Italian rule in Libya and transported to Rome/Italy. In 2008 the statue was returned to Libya as a part of the partnership agreements between Italy/Berlusconi and Libya/Gaddafi.
[stamp] 1934 airmal stamp of Cyrenaica, eastern part of the Italian colony of Libya at that time.
Our graphics also shows an old Italian postcard and the return of the statue by Berlusconi to Gaddafi in 2008.