Daughter of Zeus and Dione. Zeus married her to the ugly Hephaestus, to stop the god’s rivalry over her beauty.
Aphrodite had many lovers including Ares and Adonis. She played a role in the Eros legend and many lesser beings were said to be her children.
This bust take inspiration from both the marble statues of Aphrodite housed in the Met Museum and the Getty Museum. Both are dated around 200-250BC.
Around the Base
For this bust we have included symbols of the goddess – Dolphins, Dove, Roses, Scallop Shell, Wine and Grapes.
The etch around the base reads:
“GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY”.