Venus de Capua
signed and dated 'C. Lapini / Firenze 1880' (on the reverse), on a waisted socle
2214 in. (56.5 cm.) high
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The Venus de Capua is based on a sculpture from the empire of Hadrian (117 to 138 AD). It is thought the present model and the Venus de Milo are originally copies of a lost sculpture of Aphrodite attributed to the sculptor Lysippus, regarded as one of the greatest sculptors of his time.

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