|Title:||Aphrodite of Knidos|
|Summary:||Nude Aphrodite, just finished with her bath|
|Sculptor:||Literary attestation to Praxiteles|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original (lost)|
|Date:||ca. 350 BC|
Subject Description: The lost Aphrodite from Knidos, or Knidian Aphrodite--known from Roman copies--was one of two statues of Aphrodite that Praxiteles made and sold at the same time, according to Pliny. While the draped statue was acquired by the inhabitants of Kos, the Knidians bought the one that showed Aphrodite nude, and which became more famous. At Knidos the statue stood in the center of Aphrodite's round temple, so that the statue could be viewed from all sides.