CIOLI, Valerio
(b. ca. 1529, Settignano, d. 1599, Firenze)

Venus

1561
Bronze, height 60 cm (without the base)
Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, Florence

This bronze statuette recalls the marble Venus - the so-called Medici Venus - exhibited in the Tribune in the Uffizi. The antique works of art were reproduced in numerous versions by Florentine artists in the sixteenth century.