Description Venus (known to the Greeks as Aphrodite) may have originally been holding up a necklace. This type of ancient statuette with restrained body language inspired Renaissance pieces such as a northern Italian "Venus" of about 1500 (Walters 54.244).
- Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture: Exploring the Appeal of Renaissance Statuettes. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912
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