Roman Terracotta Statue of Venus A Roman terracotta statue of the goddess Venus. She is displayed predominantly nude, with her left a.. Product #: AH-429 Regular price: $595.00 $595.00 In Stock
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Roman Terracotta Statue of Venus

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A Roman terracotta statue of the goddess Venus. She is displayed predominantly nude, with her left arm hanging low to protect her modesty. Her right arm is raised, placed on her stomach. Within her hands she holds the ends of a robe, which circles around her back. The artist has led the viewer to believe that Venus has been bathing, but she has been surprised by the viewer and so raises her hands to protect her modesty from the viewers gaze.

The depiction of Venus in such a way is a famous one. The most famous of statues being the Aphrodite...

A Roman terracotta statue of the goddess Venus. She is displayed predominantly nude, with her left arm hanging low to protect her modesty. Her right arm is raised, placed on her stomach. Within her hands she holds the ends of a robe, which circles around her back. The artist has led the viewer to believe that Venus has been bathing, but she has been surprised by the viewer and so raises her hands to protect her modesty from the viewers gaze.

The depiction of Venus in such a way is a famous one. The most famous of statues being the Aphrodite of Knidos, made by the Greek sculptor Praxitiles. The type is now known as the Venus Pudica (Modest Venus) and variants include the Venus de' Medici and the Capitoline Venus.

c. 3rd Century A.D.

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