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