This votive statue is a replica of a piece found in France. Small statues of the goddess Venus were placed in house altar throughout the whole Roman empire.
Venus, the Roman goddess of love, originally an old Italic goddess of vegetation, protector of the gardens and orchards, was later equated to the Greek Aphrodite.
This statue is hand made from alabaster and is 16 cm high. Possibly this small statues were painted to make them get a life like appearance.
Material: gypsum alabaster;
Suitable for outside use: Yes;
Suitable for painting: Yes;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight: 1000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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