Description In a contest conceived by the goddess of Discord, the Trojan prince Paris was asked to judge who among Venus (goddess of love), Juno (wife of Jupiter, king of the Olympian gods), and Minerva (celebrated for her wisdom) was the most beautiful; a golden apple was presented to the winner. Venus here holds the apple that memorialized her triumph.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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