Inv. Scu 409
The slightly larger-than-life statue depicts the goddess immediately before taking a bath.
The work by Praxiteles was made for the sanctuary of the goddess at Cnidus in Asia Minor, hence the name Aphrodite of Cnidus.
Our copy may be one of the first and more faithful copies; it defined the so-called “Capitoline type”.
The room where the statue is still placed was purposely created in the 1820s.