Venus and Cupid

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  • Title

    Venus and Cupid

  • Artist/maker

    follower of Giovanni Bologna (1529 - 1608)
  • Associated place

    Italy (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1650
  • Material and technique

    bronze, with gold varnish, lost-wax cast

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12.5 cm including integral plinth (height)
    4.45 cm of integral plinth (length)
    3.3 cm of integral plinth (width)
    6 cm of porphyry base (height)
    7.8 cm of porphyry base (length)
    6.5 cm of porphyry base (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Penny, Nicholas, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day, 3 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)

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