Venus Genetrix  Roman, 1st century CE. Marble. Detroit Institute of Arts. Statue is 58.0 x 25.0 x 17.25 inches ( 147.3 x 63.5 x 43.8 cm)

This is Venus in her aspect of Goddess of Motherhood. Julius Caesar believed he was descended from her through Aeneas, son of Anchises, and built a temple to her in 46 BCE. 

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