This plaster copy of the famous depiction of Venus originates from the Capitoline Museums (ORIG41), the original marble made in the 2nd Century BC.
The Capitoline Venus is a type of statue of Venus, specifically one of several Venus Pudica (modest Venus) types (others include the Venus de' Medici type), of which several examples exist. The type ultimately derives from the Aphrodite of Cnidus. The Capitoline Venus and her variants are recognisable from the position of the arms—standing after a bath, Venus begins to cover her breasts with her right hand, and her groin with her left hand.
This 'Capitoline Venus' is slightly over lifesize, an Antonine copy of a late Hellenistic sculpture that ultimately derives from Praxiteles.
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