Women compare the beauty of their buttocks with the Callipygian Venus: La Comparaison by Jean-Frédéric Schall.
Le coucher de Sappho by Charles Gleyre (1867).

A callipygian (from Greek καλλίπυγοσις / kallipugosis) is a person who has beautiful buttocks. For example, the Callipygian Venus or Venus Kallipygos (also known in Greek as Aphrodite Kallipygos) is a statue of the Roman goddess Venus (100 B.C.), or the Greek goddess Aphrodite, baring and admiring her own behind.

Compare the Japanese word bakku-shan (バックシャン): a girl who is only beautiful when being viewed from behind.

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