Venus Ansotica

  • beginning of the 2nd half of the 1st c. A.D.
  • Aenona (Nin)
  • Carraran marble, chiselled, with gown folds made by drilling
  • Height: 100.5 cm
  • Greatest width of base: 40 cm
  • Eight of base: 13.5 cm
  • Sign I on the base

This statue of Venus Ansotica with little Priapus (son born from her relationship with Dionysus) has its origin in the Hellenistic art. The statue reflects the character of a female deity of the general procreator and mother - the Liburnian Ansotica. It was imported from the Carraran quarries where it was probably only roughly sketched and finished in Nin or Zadar.

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