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|Title||Italian: Nascita di Venere
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.
|Date||from 1483 until 1485|
|Medium||tempera on panel|
|Dimensions||Length: 278.5 cm (109.6 in). Height: 172.5 cm (67.9 in).|
|Object history||commissioned by Lorenzo and Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de'Medici for Villa di Castello (?)
English: Text about "Birth of Venus" from E.H. Gombrich, "The Story of Art"
|Source/Photographer||MQEeq50LABEBVg at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum|
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