A very beautiful vintage cast marble Venus. This is sculpture is replica of the 19th century Venus Italica (1802) by the famous sculptor Antonio Canova. Canovas Venus was commissioned as a replacement for the famous Medici Venus which had been seized by Napoleon in 1802 and removed to the Louvre. The Medici Venus is itself a 1st century BC copy of a work by Cleomenes of Athens. Writers have described the figure created by Canova as the artists most subtle and complex creation. Rather than making a direct copy, he altered the figure so that it seems more immediate and human.. (weighing in at 250kgs). Stands 163 cms.
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