Venus Anadyomene

In addition to bronze figurines, many terracotta images of Venus were produced in Roman Gaul (notably white terracotta figurines in what is now the Allier region); many have been found all over the area of Roman Gaul.
These more or less expertly fashioned images doubtless belonged to domestic altars (or "lararia"). Venus was once more depicted totally naked, this time leaving her bath ("Venus Anadyomene"). She holds a garment in her left hand which she seems about to put on, in a gesture of modesty. This was another traditional portrayal of Venus, originating in classical Greek art of the 5th century BC.