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After the Antique, Venus de' Medici


2,000 - 3,000 EUR

After the Antique, Venus de' Medici

After the Antique, Venus de' Medici


2,000 - 3,000 EUR

Lot sold:



After the Antique

Venus de' Medici

bearing the Greek inscription on the base CLEOMENES SON OF APOLLODORUS OF ATHENS

life size plaster figure; on a square wooden base

H. (Venus) 155 cm, 61 in.



D'après l'antique

Vénus Médicis

portant l'inscription en grec sur la terrasse CLÉOMÈNES FILS D'APOLLODORE D'ATHÈNES

figure en plâtre grandeur nature ; sur socle carré en bois naturel

H. (Vénus) 155 cm, 61 in.


The plaster with general surface dirt, in particular to her shoulders, and some scratches to the surface in several places.

Casting joints visible to the plaster, consistent with the casting technique.

The fingers of Venus’ both hands may have been restored.

Cupid’s proper left foot is partly missing, and there appears to be some damages to his proper right wing.

Losses to the lower edges of the base, as can be seen on the photographs.

In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Please note that Venus' left index has been detached during transport and will be reattached by a professional restorer.