Reclining Venus with Cupid

Italian
Renaissance
about 1560
Attributed to Vincenzo Danti (1530–1576)


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 24.8 x 27.3cm (9 3/4 x 10 3/4in.) Overall (without base): 19.1 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm (7 1/2 x 9 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

63.1250

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Lacquered bronze, seemingly a unique cast. Seat Venus, cross-legged, left arm on draped roch, holds at right standing Cupid left hand on her shoulder. On modern green marble plinth.

Provenance

By 1963, Julius Goldschmidt, London; 1963, sold by Goldschmidt to the MFA for £880. (Accession date: September 18, 1963)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund