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Venus of the Capitoline type

Unkown2nd – 3rd c. AD

The National Museum in Warsaw

The National Museum in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

The sculpture comes from Rome; the Borghese collection; purchased for the Musée du Louvre; and in 1960 relocated to Warsaw as a long-term loan. The statue; shattered into many pieces; was reassembled and the missing parts were filled. It is a replica of a famous representation of the Capitoline Venus; considered to be a copy of the Aphrodite of Cnidus; one of the most important works by Praxiteles. One of the most well preserved parts of the sculpture is the head; which allows us to date the creation of the copy to the period of Antonine rule (2nd century AD); although certain elements of the remaining sculpture would indicate the early 3rd century AD.

Details

  • Title: Venus of the Capitoline type
  • Creator: Unkown
  • Date: 2nd – 3rd c. AD
  • Location Created: Rome
  • Provenance: On loan from the Musée du Louvre since 1960
  • Inv. no.: Louvre MA 316; 143401 NMW
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: marble

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