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Sandro Botticelli: The Birth of Venus  wikidata:Q151047 
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Sandro Botticelli: The Birth of Venus
Title
Object type painting
Description
Depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a fully grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore. The seashell she stands on was a symbol in classical antiquity for a woman's vulva. Thought to be based in part on the Venus de' Medici, an ancient Greek marble sculpture of Aphrodite.
Date from 1484 until 1485
date QS:P,+1484-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P580,+1484-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P582,+1485-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium tempera on panel
medium QS:P186,Q175166;P186,Q1348059,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Length: 278.5 cm (109.6 in); Height: 172.5 cm (67.9 in)
dimensions QS:P2043,278.5U174728;P2048,172.5U174728
room Botticelli
Object history commissioned by Lorenzo and Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de'Medici for Villa di Castello (?)
References Polo Museale Fiorentino, Inventario 1890: online database: entry 878 (Italian)
English: Text about "Birth of Venus" from E.H. Gombrich, "The Story of Art"

Deimling, Barbara. Sandro Botticelli, published 2000. Taschen, Art & Art Instruction, ISBN 3822859923, p. 95
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Source/Photographer MQEeq50LABEBVg at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum
Other versions See also Category:The Birth of Venus (Botticelli) for other digitizations.

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