Small circular temple with a copy of the Venus Callipyge, on the base: ΚΑΛΛΙΠΥΓΟΣ ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ. This is an Ancient Roman marble statue, thought to be a copy of an older Greek original. In an example of anasyrma, it depicts a partially draped woman, raising her light peplos to uncover her hips and buttocks, and looking back and down over her shoulder, perhaps to evaluate them. The subject is conventionally identified as Venus (Aphrodite), though it may equally be a portrait of a mortal woman.
The copy was bought at Alvarez c. 1687-89.
- Louis Alvarez, late 17th century marble merchant (not a sculptor), who specialized in copies of antique sculptures he had made in Rome (Geneviève Bresc-Bautier, L'importation du marbre de Carrare à la cour de Louis XIV, Bulletin du Centre de recherche du chàteau de Versailles 2003 - on-line).
- Anonymous Roman or Greek sculptor from Antiquity
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).
Locatie (N 49°11'51" - E 2°28'54")
Item Code: frpi101; Photograph: 16 October 2017
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