Birth of Venus Glass Glass Desktop Paperweight by Botticelli 3HPN# PBOT1
Glass half dome paperweight with image by a famous master artist Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) from his famous painting Birth of Venus. The face of Venus looks out through the paperweight as her hair blows in the wind. Her birth is described in Greek mythology as she was born from the ocean.
- Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection. (PBOT1)
- Measures: 3 in W x 3 in L x 1.5 in H.
- Glass paperweight comes in an elegant presentation box with sateen lining suitable as a corporate or graduation gift.
Sandro Botticelli was born in Florence. His work marks the transition between the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. He was part of the Florentine school whose patron was Lorenzo de Medici. A hundred years later, Vasari would refer to this school as the Golden Age of painting. In 1481 and 1482, Botticelli spent a brief time in Rome where he painted a number of frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. He works are characterized by an elegant, lyrical wealth of color, conspicuous delineation and a triumphant style.
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