The statue depicts Venus (Aphrodite), the Greek goddess of love, holding an apple.
This apple represents the prize in the myth The Judgment of Paris.
This is a 20th c. statue by Platre in the Musée de Augustinis (Toulouse) depicting a young Hercules fighting off the snakes sent by Hera to kill the child. The sculpture is a modern representation of an ancient Greek myth, completed in the short time between World War I and World War II.
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