19th Century Italian White Carrara Marble Figure of "The Crouching Venus"
A 19th Century Italian hand carved White Carrara Marble Figure of the crouching Venus.
The Uffizi Crouching Venus was moved from the Villa Medici in Rome to Florence in 1787. It was originally thought to be a copy of a statue by Diodalses and referred to by Pliny, but more recent scholars relate it to Pergamene sculptures, such as the Arrotino. Early commentators considered the subject to be the Birth of Venus but later the goddess was generally thought to be bathing.