Venus Anadyomene (#1)

  • Paul Manship, Roman Bronze Works, Venus Anadyomene (#1), 1924, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.39

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
Venus Anadyomene (#1)
Artists
Founder
Date
1924
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
96 184 18 in. (22.815.710.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
  • Mythology – classical – Venus
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
1966.47.39
Palette
Linked Open Data
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