Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty (Venus)
Aphrodite is the Cypriot and later Greek form or name of a much older Goddess: she is almost certainly related to the Sumerian Inanna, Assyrian and Babylonian Ishtar, Phonecian Astarte, Phonecian and Hebrew Ashtoreth, Philistine Atergatis, and Hebrew Ashera. These Goddesses have associations with the evening star, love, sex, passion, war, and rebirth. She is also probably related to the Phoenecian and Egyptian Quaddesha and the Egyptian Aset.
Aphrodite – (“of the sea” or “foam born”) is known by many titles: The Goddess of Beauty, The Golden One, The Mother of Love, The Queen of Laughter, The Queen of Heaven, The Mistress of The Graces and of Pleasure, The Lady of Spring, Protectress of Gardens, She of the Beautiful Behind, and The Matroness of Courtesans everywhere. She rules over all acts of love, pleasure, and beauty. She is the Mother of Hermione, Harmonia, Anteros, Deimos and Phobos by Ares; of Cupid/Eros by Ares, Hermes or Zeus, depending on the myth; of Hermaphroditus by Hermes; of Priapus by Dionysus; of Eryx and Rhodes (by Poseidon); and of Aeneas (by Anchises).
This beautiful piece, sculpted by artist Oberon Zell, is loaded with detail and is a wonderful rendition of this classic image. It is hand tinted over an ivory finish.
Size: 8.75″ Tall