Just Because: Venus del Pomo

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From the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid: a classical marble statue of the goddess Venus. It is a Roman copy of a Greek original, and it dates to 150 B.C. A seventeenth-century artist added the perfume bottle under the goddess’s right hand, giving the statue its nickname of “Venus del Pomo.”

You can read more about this work of art on the Prado’s website, here.

Image: Venus del Pomo via virgi.pla on Flickr.

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