Venus Anadyomene (from Greek, “Venus Rising From the Sea’’) is one of the iconic representations of Aphrodite, made famous in a much-admired painting by Apelles, now lost, but described in Pliny’s Natural History, with the anecdote that the great Apelles employed Campaspe, a mistress of Alexander the Great, for his model. According to Athenaeus, the idea of Aphrodite rising from the sea was inspired by the courtesan Phryne, who, during the time of the festivals of the Eleusinia and Poseidonia, often swam nude in the sea. A scallop shell, often found in Venus Anadyomenes, is a symbol of the female vulva.
Veronese design – Incredible Detail
Height: 32 cm (12.4 inches)
Width: 15,5 cm (6.1 inches)
Net Weight: 1,36 kg (3 lb)
Material: Cold Cast Resin
This sculpture is cast in Polystone which is composed of polyurethane, resin, and mixed with powdered stone additives that give it added weight and a porcelain or “stone-like” feel. Polystone is very durable and delivers a cleaner, more substantial representation of an original sculpture than other common materials. Polystone has an incredible ability to capture the most minute detail, making it unsurpassed in collectible manufacturing materials.
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