Venus Anadyomene (#1)

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

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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
Venus Anadyomene (#1)
Artists
Date
1924
On View
Dimensions
9 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (22.8 x 15.7 x 10.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
  • Figure female – full length
  • Mythology – classical – Venus
Object Number
1966.47.39
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