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Crouching Venus

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Elliptical-shaped uniface plaquette. Pierced at top. Semi-recumbent, nude young woman with elbow on tasseled cushion.

Provenance

1960, Blumka Gallery, New York; sold by Blumka to the MFA for $300. (Accession Date: February 11, 1960)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Toilet of Venus

Flemish (Flanders), Renaissance, late16th–early 17th century

Object Place

Flanders

Dimensions

12.86 x 10.01 cm (5 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.46

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture