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Venus Anadyomene (#1)

1924 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 Roman Bronze Works (Founder) bronze on marble base 9 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (22.8 x 15.7 x 10.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.39 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


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In 1924, Paul Manship created a sculpture of the goddess Venus for a fountain commissioned by the Phillips Academy in Massachusetts. Venus, or Aphrodite, was the goddess of love, beauty, grace, and fertility. She was born of the sea---anadyomene means “born of water” in Greek---and Manship chose to depict her as she emerged from the surf.

Keywords

Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Mythology - classical - Venus

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - marble

cast

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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