Venus Uraniareplica Size: original size: 43.5 cm (incl. base)
reduction: 26 cm (incl. base)
Replica: gilded artificial stone
Base: wood (original size) or stone (reduction)
Original: gilded bronze
Jean Boulogne, called Giambologna (1529-1608)
Giambologna's best version of Venus Urania shows the female form turning as a “figura serpentinata“. The attributes, prism, armillary sphere, ruler and drawing compass indicate that the figure, perfect from every point of view, is also an allegory of astronomy. This Venus was made in Florende around 1575.