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Venus de Medici - Item #63

$ 790.00

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28 Inches High

This torso is a reduction from the famous Venus de' Medici which stands at about 60 inches tall. Venus de' Medici is a Hellenistic marble copy of a bronze original. It entered the Medici collection sometime before 1638 when an anthology noted its presence in the collection. It was revered in both Rome and once it was situated in Florence; those on the Grand Tour made a point to see it in the Tribuna of the Uffizi Gallery. It has been reproduced in many different sizes and materials for centuries.

 

Artist: Praxiteles

Museum: Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Time Period: Ancient Greece- Hellenistic, 1st century B.C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 3617

 

Sources:

Dearinger, David B. "Venus de' Medici." Acquired Tastes: 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenæum, edited by Stanley Ellis Cushing and David B. Dearinger, The Boston Athenæum, 2006, pp. 256-258. Boston Athenæum,  https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/about/publications/selections-acquired-tastes/venus-de-medici

"Venus de' Medici." Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_de%27_Medici#cite_ref-1