Coming from the sea, is this lovely statue of the Birth of Venus. She is the Roman goddess of love. The ancient legends say that Venus sprung from the foam of the sea. Her arrival at the abode of the Gods threw Mount Olympus into an uproar. Everyone was charmed by her beauty and each asked for her hand in marriage. This legend was taken by Botticelli for his famous painting The Birth of Venus, which now hangs in the Uffizi gallery in Florence. This sculptural piece represents the central figure of that painting.