Bronze relief from a mirror


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Aphrodite seated on a rock with two Erotes and a swan

Aphrodite's connection to the swan is not mentioned in literature, although the two often appear together in ancient art. Perhaps the most common mythological depiction of the swan is in association with Leda, the goddess who was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan.

Bronze relief from a mirror, Bronze, Greek

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