Item PC/196 - Plaster cast of Medici Venus

Plaster cast of Medici Venus (Version 1) Plaster cast of Medici Venus (Version 2)

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Plaster cast of Medici Venus


  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century (Creation)

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Venus with missing arm, supported by branch with cherub. Original: Roman copy of Greek statue c2 BC, of Hellenistic style. Listed in the first catalogue of casts as Greek, located in the 'Florence Gallery' and was purchased from D. Brucciani.

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Exhibited: The Savoy Tower, Glasgow 19 April 2018-07 May 2018 for 'Material Objects (work by Anthony Brotheridge, GSA Textile Design Tutor and Ruth Switalski)' exhibition. This item is currently on display in The Glasgow School of Art's Reid Building. For access information please email

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Listed in 1964/5 inventory as located in the entrance halls passage ways of the Mackintosh Building (GSAA/GOV/7/5). Listed under 'Statues' in 'Catalogue of Books, Casts etc. of the School of Ornamental Art, Glasgow' (GSAA/GOV/7/1).

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Dimensions: 1640 x 380 x 400 mm (Plinth 800 x 550 x 560 mm)

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