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Vénus et Eros

Venus and Eros

Antique Roman or Greek sculptor & Emile Jonchery
17th-19th century

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Description

Two marble statues, with on the socles the names (in Greek) Aphrodite and Eros.

Chantilly - Vénus et Eros

ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ (Aphrodite)
Aphrodite, Greek goddess of lover; her Roman counterpart is Venus (Wikipedia).
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.

Chantilly - Vénus et Eros

ΕΡΩΣ (Eros)
Greek god of sexual attraction; his Roman counterpart was Cupid (Wikipedia).
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.

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VENUS DE MEDICIS
D'après l'antique XVIIe

JONCHERY
eros ou l'amour XIXe

Chantilly - Vénus et Eros

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Locatie (N 49°11'46" - E 2°28'49")

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