Medici Venus bust

 
 

White Carrara marble hand carved
 
Height: 2′ 2.8″

Description

It is a Greek Hellenistic original marble statue, dating from the late first century BC.
In the Renaissance, was probably purchased by the then Cardinal Ferdinando de ‘Medici, to be exhibited at the Villa Medici, although the first documentation certain dates from 1638. In 1677 it was brought to Florence by Cosimo III, who despite his reputation as a “bigot”, did not trouble to place the beautiful naked goddess in the Tribuna of the Uffizi. Since then occupied a privileged place in the collection of ancient statues of the gallery.

Additional information

Dimensions 45 x 25 x 68 cm
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