Venus bust, after the famous statue so-called Venus Italica by Antonio Canova.
A lovely large Neoclassical marble Venus bust, and great example of the delicacy of the master artist who was Canova.
This piece accompanies our 'Paris' bust (reference number: SCGR4401020), as a perfect pair.
"Venus is the Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory. In Roman mythology, she was the mother of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy. Julius Caesar claimed her as his ancestor. Venus was central to many religious festivals, and was revered in Roman religion under numerous cult titles."
The majestic portray of the bust of Venus Italica are thoroughly reproduced by this artwork of dimensions slightly over lifesize and fine details.
Our sculpture is produced by a unique and proprietary dry casting process. They are made of white Carrara marble and over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural marble which gives it a look and feel of natural marble. They are finished by hand.
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