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Antique Medici Venus Statue c.1880

Sku code: ST2032

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The Venus de' Medici or Medici Venus is a lifesize Hellenistic marble sculpture depicting the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite. It is a 1st century BC marble copy made in Athens, of a bronze original Greek sculpture, following the type of the Aphrodite of Cridos, which would have been made by a sculpture in the immediate Praxitelean tradition, perhaps at the end of the century. It has become one of the navigation points by which the progress of the Western classical tradition is traced, the references to it outline the changes of taste and the process of classical scholarship. It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery , Florence, Italy.

Origin: France

c.1880

Measurements:
Approximately 82"H x 19"D x 22"W

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The Venus de' Medici or Medici Venus is a lifesize Hellenistic marble sculpture depicting the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite. It is a 1st century BC marble copy made in Athens, of a bronze original Greek sculpture, following the type of the Aphrodite of Cridos, which would have been made by a sculpture in the immediate Praxitelean tradition, perhaps at the end of the century. It has become one of the navigation points by which the progress of the Western classical tradition is traced, the references to it outline the changes of taste and the process of classical scholarship. It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery , Florence, Italy. Origin: France c.1880 Measurements: Approximately 82"H x 19"D x 22"W If you are interested in purchasing this item, please email infopittetarch@gmail.com.

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