Why was the Birth of Venus made?
I know that the Birth of Venus was commissioned by a member of the Medici family in Florence for Sandro Bottecelli to make, but I am unsure for what occassion. Was it a gift to a family member or friend, made to be part of a celebration or part of a tomb, or just to be part of the Medici family’s personal collection?
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