Roman Bronze Venus
An ancient Roman bronze statuette of Venus (Aphrodite), she stands with her right and outstretched her left hand holding one of her long locks of hair; she wears a crescent diadem, a breast band (strophion) wrapped around her upper torso, and a cloak over her left shoulder and right thigh.
Ca. 2nd - 3rd 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 a German private collection.