This marble reproduction was cast from a mold of an original Roman sculpture of Venus in the Antiquities Collection at the Getty Villa dated from about 2nd century A.D.
Venus, the goddess of love, stands nude grasping a piece of cloth around her hips. The dolphin at her feet supports the figure and alludes to the goddess birth from the sea. This statue is a Roman reproduction of one of the Hellenistic variants. In 1509 it was discovered in Rome, where it contributed to the Renaissance revival of the Classical tradition.
- Material: Bonded Marble - Dimensions: H: 7 x W: 2 1/2 x D: 2 inches - Gift box included - Item #: MRVENUS
Source Object: Title Statue of Venus (the Mazarin Venus) Artist/Maker: Unknown Culture: Roman Place: Roman Empire Date: 2nd century A.D. Medium: Marble Object Number: 54.AA.11 Dimensions: 184 cm (72 7/16 inches)
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