The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is home to three of Sandro Botticelli's finest works: The Tragedy of Lucretia
, The Nativity
, and Virgin and Child with an Angel
This ornament features the figure of the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown. She is instantly recognizable
from Botticelli's The Birth of Venus
, currently on display in the Uffizi Gallery in Italy.