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"Venus Callipygian" Bronze Grand Tour Souvenir After the Antique,19th Century

$ 765
  • Description
    This graceful tabletop bronze figural sculpture, with its black patina, depicts the "Venus Callipygian". The original Roman sculpture is life-size and in marble. It is itself a copy of the older Greek Hellenistic Period bronze sculpture of Aphrodite, which has been long lost. Here, Venus reveals her buttocks and looks over her shoulder in an erotic pose popular in the Cult of Aphrodite. In the 18th and early19th centuries, the marble Roman version was on display only for private viewing.

    This smaller bronze version of the sculpture is a Grand Tour Souvenir purchased in the late nineteenth century at a tourist site near the Roman statue's venue in the Naples National Archeological Museum. There is also a life-size marble copy of the image in the gardens of Versailles in France.

    There is slight rubbing of the black patina on the right thigh and over small areas where the bronze color shows through, but this is not a major issue.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Bronze, lost wax technique, patinated.
    Condition: Good. Appropriate signs of wear with age and use.
    Creation Date: 1885
    Styles / Movements: Classical, Traditional, Neoclassical
    Patterns: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: A211-04-WP/JB
    Incollect Reference #: 506516
  • Dimensions
    H. 11 in; Diam. 4.25 in;
    H. 27.94 cm; Diam. 10.8 cm;
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