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Statuette

Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    A.3-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette of Venus was probably made in the 16th century South Germany after an Italian original by Antonio Pollaiuolo. This is mounted on a 17th century base.

Physical description

Statuette of Venus in bronze. The naked Godness stands both legs slightly bent. her body turned slightly to the left and her head inclined towards the mirror which she holds in her raised right hand; the hair is piled in a high coil on the top of her head. The figure is mounted on a square moulded base of a 17th century with engraved decoration of cherub heads.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 32 cm

Descriptive line

Venus; Bronze South German? 17c after pollaioulo

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Cherub

Categories

Sculpture; Myths & Legends; Bronze

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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