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Left Hand of Venus de' Medici - Item #604

$ 180.00

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12 Inches High x 5 Inches Wide x 4 Inches Deep

This piece is the full-sized left hand from the famous Venus de' Medici that stands at about 60 inches tall. Venus de' Medici is a Hellenistic marble copy of a bronze original. It entered the Medici collection sometime before 1638 when an anthology noted its presence in the collection. Those on the Grand Tour made a point to see it in the Tribuna of the Uffizi Gallery. It has been reproduced in many different sizes and materials for centuries.

 

Artist: Unknown

Museum: Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Time Period: Ancient Greek/Ancient Roman - Hellenistic, 1st century B.C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 14302

 

Sources:

Dearinger, David B. "Venus de' Medici." Acquired Tastes: 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenæum, edited by Stanley Ellis Cushing and David B. Dearinger, The Boston Athenæum, 2006, pp. 256-258. Boston Athenæum,  https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/about/publications/selections-acquired-tastes/venus-de-medici

"Venus de' Medici." Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_de%27_Medici#cite_ref-1