"The Hottentot Venus in The Salon of The Duchess of Berry" (1830) by Sebastien Coeure.
The “Hottentot Venuses” were two Khoikhoi slave-women who were exhibited as a “freakshow” attraction (for what were seen as highly unusual physical features) around Europe in the early 19th century. The “venus” pictured is probably Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman. Read more here

"The Hottentot Venus in The Salon of The Duchess of Berry" (1830) by Sebastien Coeure.

The “Hottentot Venuses” were two Khoikhoi slave-women who were exhibited as a “freakshow” attraction (for what were seen as highly unusual physical features) around Europe in the early 19th century. The “venus” pictured is probably Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman. Read more here