These sculptures are imported from Italy and regular shipping transport can vary to 2- 6 months for delivery, this does come by ship. If needed for a desired date or faster delivery, please call our customer service for airfreight shipping cost for faster delivery toll free at 1-877-675-2634. Statue.com looks forward to your inquires and will be happy to give shipping quotes for air freight. The figurines are composed of Carrara dust mixed with a durable binding compound, each detail is finished with care by the artisans of Italy's. Thorvaldsen’s sculpture of Venus with apple, the goddess of beauty and love, was one of his most popular works by Thorvaldsen and can be found at the Copenhagen Museum. The apple that she is holding in her hand is one she won in a beauty competition among the goddesses by promising Prince Paris he shall have the most beautiful woman in the world. The sculpture shows us Venus after the beauty competition, holding the proof of her beauty up in front of her appreciative eyes. This beautiful sculpture will be a wonderful addition to your collection a true masterpiece.