Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality, is beautifully portrayed here within this cold cast resin statue. Later being known as the Roman Venus, the Greek goddess Aphrodite has been known by many names throughout history, including Cythera and Cypris, and is said to have been imported to Greece with the cultural influence of the Phoenicians, possibly having originated within their cult of Astarte. In Greek legend she was the lover of Ares and the wife of Hephaestus, and is perhaps most known for the legend of Eros and Psyche, as well as that of Adonis.
Here she is portrayed as though cast of bronze, and seeming as though she could easily be a classical statue. With a flowing cloth hanging from her arms and pooled by her feet, she is all but nude, with her posture and expression perfectly suiting a goddess of love and beauty - a grace further accented by the doves (a frequent symbol of the goddess) which are cradled within her hands and in flight about her form.