Exlibrises (bookplates)



Burning of Afrodite

by Gennady Pugachevsky

100×43 mm, X6/8, 1996, op. # 83
owner (customer): N.H. (Norbert Hillerbrandt)

Burning of Afrodite

Aphrodite (Latin: Venus) is the classical Greek goddess of love, lust, and beauty. She was also called Kypris and Cytherea after the two places, Cyprus and Cythera, which claimed her birth. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. Myrtle, dove, sparrow, and swan are sacred to her.