After the great artist Antonio Canova (1757-1822) sculpted the now famous statue of Napoleon in the late 1700's, Napoleon's sister, Paulina Borghese (1780-1825) wished to be immortalized as well. In 1808 she commissioned a statue of herself to be sculpted by Canova as a stylized goddess. Lounging gracefully on her chaise, she holds in her left hand the Victorious Apple, the prize awarded by the city of Paris to the most beautiful woman. Our lovely reproduction of the classic masterpiece is virtually exact in every small detail. Paulina appears as Venus, the goddess of beauty & love, lounging romantically as she is posing for a great artist to capture her form. Her robes drape softly, resting on the plush chaise. Our distinctive statue of Paulina Borghese, the most powerful woman of her time. Imported from Italy and the best replica of Paulina made, the chaise is dye cast and all has grand detail, made of bonded marble.