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Statue by Praxiteles. Ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles. It is thought that Praxiteles was among the first to sculpt life-size female nudes. This statue is from the Mausoleum of Hadrian (Castel Sant'Angelo), Rome, Italy. This artwork was published in a study of physiognomy, the practice of assessing personality traits from a person's appearance. Artwork from the 1615 Italian edition of 'De humana physiognomonia' (On Human Physiognomy, 1586) by Italian scholar Giambattista della Porta (c.1535-1615).
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