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|Sandro Botticelli: The Birth of Venus|
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.
from 1484 until 1485
tempera on panel
Length: 278.5 cm (109.6 in); Height: 172.5 cm (67.9 in)
commissioned by Lorenzo and Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de'Medici for Villa di Castello (?)
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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