The Knidian Aphrodite

"14. Europa's kiss is sweet though it reach only to the lips, though it but lightly touch the mouth. But she touches not with the edge of the lips; with her mouth cleaving close she drains the soul from the finger-tips.

15. Where is now Praxiteles? Where are the hands of Polycleitus, that gave life to the works of ancient art? Who shall mould Melite's scented ringlets, or her fiery eyes and the splendour of her neck? Where are the modellers, the carvers in stone? Such beauty, like the image of a god, deserved a temple."

RUFINUS, From the Greek Anthology, book V, Loeb Ed.

A Tumblr about the NUDE & the BODY, especially FEMALE.
rrukk:

odditiesoflife: Female Anatomical History For centuries the presumption was that the vagina was an inverted interior penis and testes. In fact the fallopian tubes did not get their name until Gabriele Fallopio discovered them in the late 1500s. With the 17th century came the coining of the term ovaries. A 17th century engraving from Casserio’s theatrum anatomicum depicts a serene woman with an open flower in the center of her abdomen exposing a fetus. The petals are labelled A-G revealing the order of the artful cuts of Casserio’s dissection.

rrukk:

odditiesoflife: Female Anatomical History For centuries the presumption was that the vagina was an inverted interior penis and testes. In fact the fallopian tubes did not get their name until Gabriele Fallopio discovered them in the late 1500s. With the 17th century came the coining of the term ovaries. A 17th century engraving from Casserio’s theatrum anatomicum depicts a serene woman with an open flower in the center of her abdomen exposing a fetus. The petals are labelled A-G revealing the order of the artful cuts of Casserio’s dissection.

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