Museum of Badalona – Baths and Decumanus complex

Venus

Marble sculpture from the 1st century AD depicting the goddess Venus

Marble sculpture from the 1st century AD depicting the goddess Venus

Sculpture depicting the goddess Venus, the goddess of beauty, love and fertility. It is made of Carrara marble. It is missing the head, but on the back, near the shoulders, you can still see traces of two wavy locks of hair. The refinement and technical perfection of the piece lead us to believe that it was sculpted in an Italian studio that specialised in this kind of production. The figure is inspired by the Venus of Cyrene. It was found in the 1930s in the excavations of Clos de la Torre, near the current museum.

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