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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Bronze statuette of Venus (or perhaps her mother Dione), with a dove perched on her head. She originally had an attachment of some kind across her hips, perhaps additonal drapery, for which the holes remain. This figure is a miniature version of a lost Greek original dated to the first century BC.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC (probably)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.48 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    J. Swaddling, 'The British Museum hoard from Paramythia, north-western Greece: classical trends revived in the 2nd and 18th centuries AD' in Bronzes hellenistiques et roma (Lausanne, Diffusion De Boccard, 1979)

  • Bibliography

    • Bronze 279 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G70/dc15

  • Exhibition history


    2005-2006, 26 Nov-26 Feb, Frankfurt, Liebieghaus, Egypt, Greece & Rome

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Bronze statuette of Venus or her mother, Dione


COMPASS Title: Bronze statuette of Venus or her mother, Dione

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