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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1151496

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08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Venus Anadyomene with Eros
Venus Anadyomene with Eros Roman Empire, c. 1st century A.D. Nude female figure of Aphrodite Anadyomene arranging her long hair, based on a Hellenistic prototype. The goddess of love and beauty, is shown drying herself after being born full-grown from the sea. In Greek the theme is entitled "Aphrodite Anadyomene," and the birth was thought to have taken place off the coast of Cyprus. She stands on her own pedestal whit eros, her left hip resting against a support. This composition could also be interpreted as Aphrodite emerging from her bath. Such sculptures had a great popularity in gardens where water basins or fountains were present. Traces of original red painting. Very fine quality. Intact. Cf.: - Exhibition catalogue Hamburg. Kunst der Antike, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, 21 Januar - 6 Marz 1977 illustrated p.165. - Claude Rolley, Die Greischen Bronzen, Munchen 1984, p. 158-159. - E. Berger (Ed) Antike Kunstwerke aus der sammlung Ludwig, terrakoten und Bronzen. Size: 33 cm H. Provenance: - Ex- Pierre and Claude Vérité Collection, Paris, 1930 - 1960. Ref: R6. Price: PRICE ON REQUEST. Provided of french cultural passport.


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