Roman marble bust of “Venus”, 1st-2nd century A.D.

This bust sculpture represents the goddess Venus, goddess of beauty, of love, protector of fertility. The Roman beauty icon equated to the goddess Aphrodite in Ancient Greece. It is a very classic work that demonstrates the mastery of Roman sculptors in the treatment of marble. The goddess is dressed with a chiton and has her hair gathered in a high gabled chignon, while two locks fall on her shoulders. The idealized face follows the classic canons of the search for beauty. The treatment of the cloths is especially noteworthy by recreating fabrics that simulate sticking to the woman's body and insinuate her figure.


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