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Neoclassical Sculpture - marble bust of Venus Medici - early 20th century

Lot reference 16979119
Neoclassical Sculpture - marble bust of Venus Medici - early 20th century

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Current bid $2,248
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Location: Italy
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$2,248 Bidder 5229
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In very good condition

Beautiful neoclassical academic study of the early 20th century, purchased by my father in the 1960s in the area of Carrara.
It represents the bust of the so-called Venus Medici.
The turned marble base has been added in recent times.
Finely carved out of Carrara marble in great detail, it is 58 cm high (including base), 33 cm wide and 22 cm deep, and weighs 30 kg (with base).
The original Venus Medici is preserved today at the offices of Florence and is a Roman sculpture of the first century B. C., brought in 1600 by Cardinal Ferdinando de Medici to Villa Medici in Rome and later brought by Cosimo III to Florence, hence the nickname ‘Medici’.
It was then taken by Napoleon, who had fallen in love and took it to Paris. It returned to Italy in 1815 thanks to Antonio Canova.
John Ruskin visited it on one of his journeys and described it as ‘one of the purest and highest incarnations of a woman ever conceived’.

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    Très bon vendeur, produit complètement conforme, envoi rapide et soigné. A recommander.
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    user-66fdb4c April 2, 2018

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