Study for Venus Anadyomene

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

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
Artist
Date
1924
Location
Dimensions
4 in. (10.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Figure female – full length
  • Figure female – nude
  • Mythology – classical – Venus
Object Number
1966.47.57
Palette
Linked Open Data
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