Aphrodite's navel - An erotic history from Antiquity
The sensual plastic of the ancient statues of the gods, goddesses and other amazons and hermaphrodites testifies to the influence of mythology on the daily life of our distant Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek or Roman ancestors. Twelve of these statues, including the Venus de Milo with its exciting navel carved in marble, invite us here to a journey into the fantasy imagination and sexual practices of the men and women of antiquity, in deeply unequal and predominantly patriarchal societies. Radically distinguishing the wife and the prostitute or the free man and the sex slave, but not the orientations of each other, these practices finally allow us to better understand the eroticism of our 21st century, between male domination and female awareness.
- Dimensions :
- 14,1 x 22,6 x 2,3 cm
- Museum :
- Petit Palais Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
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