From the distinctive pose of a crouching nude female, this very weathered stone sculpture depicts the Goddess Venus emerging after bathing and reaching her right arm over her left shoulder to cover her breasts. This has been a popular reference for art since its conception in a passage in Pliny the Elder's Natural History, "Venus washing herself, of Daedalsas [and another], standing, of Polycharmus".
Other ancient examples include the Lely Venus at The British Museum and The Crouching Venus of the Borghese Collection. Find other depictions of the sculpture on Scan the World here.
The Giusti Palace and Garden (Italian: Palazzo e giardino Giusti) are located in the east of Verona, Italy, a short distance from Piazza Isolo and near the city centre. The palace was built in the sixteenth century. The garden is considered one of the finest examples of an Italian garden.
The palace is a 16th-century neo-Classical structure with a tower built in 1701.
The Italian Renaissance gardens were planted in 1580 and are regarded as some of the most beautiful Renaissance gardens in Europe, a splendid park of terraces climbing upon the hill. They include a parterre and hedge maze, and expansive vistas of the surrounding landscape from the terrace gardens. First, only two square parterres right and left hand of the cypress way were designed, and a maze behind the right one, as figured in Nürnbergische Hesperides in 1714. Some years later, four additional flower parterres were laid out left hand, as to be seen at a map in the Verona State Archives. The booklet, Il paradiso de' Fiori by Francesco Pona (1622) informs about the plants used in this time in Giardino Giusti as does also some planting sketches by Pona included in the new edition of this book, Milano 2006. The actual unifying layout of the garden parterres dates from early 20th century. The maze was reconstructed after 1945.
The Giusti family, owner of the palace since the 16th century, was entitled by the Austro-Hungarian Emperor to change its original surname to "Giusti del Giardino" because of the importance of the gardens.
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