Fresco with seated Venus, restored as a personification of Rome, so-called ”Dea Barberini” (“Barberini goddess”). Roman artwork, dated first half of the century CE. From a room near the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Laterano, excavated in the century.
She lives in part, through the beings that live in her. Although she is complete and whole unto herself, her vast and fluid skin still absorbs the air and the light from the world around Her. Art by Tom Fleming - "Venus"