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Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

mid-1700s

follower of Georg Raphael Donner

(Austrian, 1693-1741)

Lead

Overall: 20.6 x 20.7 cm (8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1987.198

Description

Venus, the goddess of love, fell in love with the mortal Adonis. Here she urges him not to pursue the dangerous sport of hunting boar, advice he ignored, eventually leading to his death.

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Sculpture
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Sculpture
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Lead

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