Two marble statues, with on the socles the names (in Greek) Aphrodite and Eros.
Aphrodite, Greek goddess of lover; her Roman counterpart is Venus
The statue is a 17th century copy of the Venus de' Medici or Medici Venus, a Hellenistic marble sculpture. It is a 1st-century BCE marble copy, perhaps made in Athens, of a bronze original Greek sculpture, following the type of the Aphrodite of Knidos, which would have been made by a sculptor in the immediate Praxitelean tradition (Wikipedia).
The statue was bought in 1776.
Greek god of sexual attraction; his Roman counterpart was Cupid
The statue is clearly inspired by the Eros Farnese, a Pompeiian marble thought to be a copy of the colossal Eros of Thespiae by Praxiteles.
This copy sculpted by Jonchery.
VENUS DE MEDICIS
D'après l'antique XVIIe
eros ou l'amour XIXe
- Anonymous Roman or Greek sculptor from Antiquity
- Emile Jonchery,
Sources & Information
- Joconde, Portail des collections des musées de France, Accueil.
- Françoise Marengo, Château de Chantilly, les statues du parc. Bulletin Groupe d'étude des monuments et oeuvres d'art du Beauvaisis 140, 2009 (not available for me).
Location (N 49°11'46" - E 2°28'49")
Item Code: frpi100; Photograph: 16 October 2017
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