Study for Venus Anadyomene

  • Paul Manship, Study for Venus Anadyomene, 1924, bronze, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.57

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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.

Title
Study for Venus Anadyomene
Artists
Date
1924
On View
Dimensions
4 in. (10.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Mythology – classical – Venus
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Figure female – full length
  • Figure female – nude
Object Number
1966.47.57
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