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Venus' fødsel CC0
Bertel Thorvaldsen
: Bertel (Albert, Alberto) Thorvaldsen
: 19.11.1770
: 24.03.1844
: dansk
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The Birth of Venus, 1809

Plaster. 42,3 x 38,5 cm
Inventory number: A348

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According to the Greek poet Hesiod, the goddess of beauty and love was born from the sea. Here Thorvaldsen imagines her fully grown stepping from a shell and with a dolphin on either side of her.