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Copper alloy, probably bronze, gilt. Venus stands with draperies billowing out leaving her shoulders, legs and bust bare. In both hands she holds flowers and her left foot rests on a dolphin's head. Her head is turned slightly to the right and is turned downwards. Mounted on a green marble plinth.
A figure for a niche in a tall cabinet, the chasing stopping short at the rear.
Previously thought by Mr Goldschmidt and John Pope Henessey (7.10.63) to be in the style of Tiziano Aspetti (1565-1607).
Venice (sculptor) (place)
Italy (sculptor) (country)
Venetian (sculptor) (nationality)
Italian (sculptor) (nationality)
copper alloy, probaby bronze, gilt, cast and chased
height: (Venus): 25.5
early 18th Century
circa 1700 to 1730
Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Venus was the Roman goddess of love and beauty. She was one of the twelve great Olympian divinities.
M.19B-1950 (Applied Arts)
M.19A-1950 - Minerva