Object: Goddess statue

Venus, Roman goddess of love and beauty
Villa of Poppaea, Oplontis

Venus, in mythology, sprang from the foam of the sea. Being reliant on the sea for its prosperity, Pompeii adopted her as its divine protectress and her temple overlooked the river and bay. Throughout the town the goddess was evoked in shrines, painted images, even graffiti. This statue stood in the gardens of a grand villa near Pompeii.

SAP No: 71252
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