"With her, beauty comes.
The winds flee before her
and the storm clouds;
sweet flowers embroider the earth;
the waves of the sea laugh;
she moves in radiant light.
Without her there is no joy or loveliness anywhere."
—EDITH HAMILTON, MYTHOLOGY
Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artist: Massimiliano Soldani (Italian, Montevarchi 1656–1740 Montevarchi)
Date: 18th century
Culture: Italian, Florence
Medium: Bronze, on later wood base
Also, Venus as Aphrodite
Photo Credit: Laurie Sue Brockway