A copy cast in bronze in 2016 at the world famous Foundry, Fonderia Mariani, in Pietrasanta in Tuscany. Height with base 160 cm.
The copy is based on a marble statue that since 1896 has been part of the antiquities collection at the Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. Formerly at Palazzo Guggenheim in Venice.
The Venus, also known as the Louvre/Napoli type after two of the best known replicas, is one of the most copied statues since the early roman period. It is copied on coins, gems, reliefs and statues, and in Italy used as the body for roman female portraits.
On roman coins the type is referred to as Venus Genetrix, the progenitor of the Julian Family. It has been suggested that the statue is the Venus Genetrix to whom the Emperor Julius Caesar consecrated a temple in 46 B.C. made by the sculptor Arkesilaos.
Note: Blue wooden display plinth not included.
Measurement (cm) Height with base: 160 cm
Artist Fonderia Mariani
Price 22,876.75 USD