large c19th italian bronze 'grand tour' souvenir statue after the antique of venus of capua

Large C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue , after the antique , of "Venus of Capua".



Item Ref

ML 1703


Large C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue , after the antique, of "Venus of Capua".
The original Venus of Capua , named after it's place of discovery at the ruins of an ancient amphitheatre in Capua , southern Italy, is now on display in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale , Naples ,Italy.
A Roman study of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, the cult of Venus continued throughout the Roman period where she came to symbolise Rome's Imperial power. Like her Greek counterpart, Aphrodite , Venus was intimately associated with love and beauty. The statue's pose arising from having originally held a shield , the image of the goddess portrays the desirability of military success and civic peace. Her foot is shown atop the helmet of Ares, God of War , and combines sexual allure and martial symbolism.
Good large-scale bronze reduction copy probably produced in Naples , Italy , for sale as a souvenir to wealthy tourists untaking the 'Grand Tour' of the sites and sights of classical Europe.
Excellent quality casting with exceptional detail to the hair , hands, feet and facial features.
Has an exceptionally attractive green hue to the deeply-patinated surface.
Raised on an integrally-cast oblong base.
H 25"
W 6.5"
D 5"
Italy , Naples c.1830
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Internal Ref: ML 1703


Height = 65 cm (26")
Width = 16 cm (6")
Depth = 12 cm (5")

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