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Venus of the Capital, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. II
Venus, the queen of love and the goddess of beauty, is here represented as just from the bath; her divinely graceful form is unembarrassed by drapery, her hair collected behind displays the beauties of her polished neck, and her head gently inclines to the left, as smiling affably upon the graces who are about to attire her. At her feet stand a vase of perfumes covered partially with a fringed drapery. The value of this Statue is heightened by its perfect preservation--it was found in Rome, about the middle of the last century, between the Quirinal and Viminal Mounts, and was placed in the capitol of Benedict, XIV. [P. 6.]
Account of Statues, Busts, &c. in the Collection of the Academy of Arts. New-York: Printed at the Office of the Morning Chronicle. 1803.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Venus
Figure female--Nude
Recreation--Leisure--Bathing
Control number:
AECI 04270002
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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