Statue of Venus, Formerly Cesarini Collection
A standing Venus turns her gaze to the left, modestly trying to cover her breasts and pubis with her hands. Her left leg is supported by a dolphin-shaped support. The antique portion of the sculpture corresponds to the torso down to the middle of the thighs, the head, arms and legs were restored. Due to the slight inclination of the chest and the curved shoulders, the restoration was done in the Medici Venus type, which was inspired by the IV century BC model of the Venus Cnidia of Praxiteles. The inventories of 1799 record that in the Cavaceppi Studio there was a statue of Venus coming out of a bath and so it is possible to assume that it was the Cesarini Venus. As such it can be determined that Cavaceppi himself did the restoration work.
Inventory: MT 338
Material: White marble
Technique: Work sculpted through the use of: chisels (also square-tipped and toothed) rasps
Dating: Imperial age
Origin: From the Cesarini collection; subsequently in Cavaceppi Studio; later transferred to the Lungara Museum