Purchase this replica of Venus and Adonis sculpture that is similar to Antonio Canova statue. This reproduction is made at the Egregia workshop and made by hand by Italian artisans and mounted to a genuine alabaster base. The sculpture shows Venus bidding farewell to Adonis as he goes out to hunt, his dog by his side. It has a basis in history as it was the last time Venus would see Adonis alive. Venus is the goddess of love, and when she sees Adonis for the first time he is so handsome, she falls in love with him and comes down to earth to meet him. When they meet, Adonis is going out on a hunt, and is more interested in the hunt then Venus. Just because Venus is a goddess doesn't mean that Adonis wants to trouble himself to get to know her. She forces him about talking about love, and staring at him as if entranced. All Venus wants is for Adonis to kiss her. All Adonis wants is for Venus to leave him alone so that he can go hunting.