SOLDANI BENZI, Massimiliano
(b. 1656, Firenze, d. 1740, Montevarchi)

Medici Venus

Bronze with red-brown lacquer patina, height 158 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

This is a bronze copy of a marble figure, which is a second-century copy of a bronze original from the first century BC. The marble statue was rediscovered in Rome in the 1530s, and was transferred to Florence to the Medici collection. It was set up in the Tribuna of the Uffizi Gallery.

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