This version of Venus / Aphrodite, lying on a klinê and holding the apple of discord in her hand, won by offering the Trojan prince Paris the love of Helen,
is also named Venus Borghese because the model is none other than Princess Pauline Bonaparte Borghese, sister of the Emperor !
The Bonapartes were always fond of ancient symbols, and only Napoleon's favorite sister could embody the mythical paragon of beauty.
A work worthy of the palace of a great family of the Roman aristocracy.
NEW ARTICLE IN ITS ORIGINAL PACKAGING.
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