Antique Italian Renaissance Style Bust of Venus Goddess of Love & Victory from Lake Como
Classic Roman bust of Venus, Goddess of Love & Victory, composed of "grisaglia," a local white cement mixture of tiny stones, impregnated with lichen & moss from aging. Lake Como area. Circa 1890.
In the style attributed to Antonio Canova (1757-1822), whose first marble statuary tribute to Venus is located in the Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Described as the Venus Italica, ordered in 1804 by Ludovico I, King of Etruria to replace the ancient Medici Venus that had been relocated to the Musée Napoleon by the French.
Measures: 24.5”H x 10.5”W (11.5”D profile)