£ 1,280.00 GBP



The Venus de' Medici or Medici Venus is a Hellenistic marble sculpture depicting the Greek Goddess of love Aphrodite. It is a 1st-century BCE marble copy, perhaps made in Athens, of a bronze original Greek sculpture, following the type of the Aphrodite of Knidos.

The Medici Venus statue is one of the most-copied antiquities. Louis XIV had no less than five, marbles by Carlier, Clerion, Coysevox, and Fremery.

The goddess is depicted in a fugitive, momentary pose, as if surprised in the act of emerging from the sea, to which the dolphin at her feet alludes. 

Size.

H.160 x W.60 x D.55cm


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