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Extraordinary Italian 19th Century Marble Statue of Aphrodite
This magnificent finely carved sculpture of the Crouching Aphrodite represent the idealized beauty. Mythological subject, Aphrodite was the goddess of love, identified in Rome with the ancient Italic goddess Venus. Signed by F. Cofagna, Napoli Sophisticate touch for your interior or garden decoration. After the antique original Greek of which several versions are known, in the Uffizi, the Louvre, the Museo Nazionale in Rome, and in the English Garden of The Royal Castle of Caserta. (See photo 12.) The Venus figure was a very popular subject in the Hellenistic period and reproduced also During the Grand Tour Period from the late 17th century up to the end of the 19th century. Destination for this circuit was Italy and Greece, was a must for any young man of good family wishing to further his education, enabling him to perfect his knowledge of the classics and open his mind to other cultures, made it possible to acquire great knowledge, it was also a mark of social status. It was a journey that had to be made by anyone claiming to belong to the elite.
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- Date of Manufacture1850
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 43.31 in. x W 21.66 in. x D 19.69 in.H 110 cm x W 55 cm x D 50 cm
- Seller LocationRome, IT
- Reference NumberLU985916957722
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