Marble statue of naked Venus (Uffizi, Florence), first recorded for certain in 1638 in the Villa Medici in Rome.
Venus de’ Medici Copy of the original in the Uffizi, Florence Marble, 158.4 x 43.8 x 47.6 cm Gift of Hannah Sawyer Lee, 1861. It immediately became part of the prelate’s collection and in 1566, it was bought by Alfonso d’Este. Most of the copies of famous sculptures that increasingly began to arrive in the United States in the early nineteenth century were usually made of plaster. Updates and additions stemming from research and imaging activities are ongoing, with new content added each week. Compared to marble, plaster was relatively inexpensive and less problematic to transport, but Help us improve our records by sharing your corrections or suggestions. Venus de’ Medici Once upon a time there was a woman who was the most beautiful in all of Florence. Of all the attractions in Florence, she was the one people most wanted to see. The statue was kept in the sumptuous Roman residence for over a century. Venus de’ Medici was […] Men and women from all across the lands would travel to the city to see her. Audio: Venus de' Medici (Descriptions) This information is published from the Museum's collection database. Se trata de una copia en mármol del siglo I a. C., hecha quizás en Atenas, de un original griego en bronce, siguiendo el tipo de la Afrodita púdica, [2] que habría sido realizada por un escultor en la inmediata tradición de Praxíteles, quizá a finales del siglo. La Venus de Médici es una escultura helenística en mármol a escala real [1] que representa a la diosa Venus o Afrodita.

In 1575 it was sold to Ferdinando de’ Medici, who decided to export it to the collection of antiquities at Villa Medici in Rome.