Roman Bronze Statuette of Venus
An ancient Roman bronze statuette of Venus (Aphrodite). The goddess stands nude with her weight on her left leg, her hands positioned to hold missing attributes. She wears a diadem in her centrally parted hair.
Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Aphrodite (Latin: Venus) was the Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty. She was also known as Cypris and Cytherea after the two places, Cyprus and Cythera, where she was said to have originated. Hephaestus was her husband, the child Eros her companion, and Ares one of her lovers. The dove, the sparrow, and the swan were the animals sacred to her.
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Alfred Vogl and Patricia Stickney, New York, acquired between 1950 and 1970.