God-dess Art of Ancient Rome —
The Roman goddess Venus is arguably the most famous of all the Greco-Roman deities.
This goddess of the amorous arts commonly makes her way into popular culture even today,
and her name is synonymous with love.
Opening this first gallery is Sandro Boticelli's famed 'Birth of Venus'.
Like her Greek counterpart Aphrodite, Venus was born of the sea, often depicted by a scallop shell.