Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.
The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
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