Venus

 
Venus
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  • Title :     Venus
  • Artist:     Giò (Giovanni) Ponti Designer Richard-Ginori Maker
  • Accession:     84.7.58
  • Country:     Italy Milan
  • Date:     circa 1929
  • Dimensions:     Inches 18-3/4 11-1/4, Centimeters 47.6 28.6
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Subject:     Figurative , Mythology , Animals , Figurative , Ceramics/Ceramic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     84.7.58.JPG
  • Tags:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Overall gloss glazed porcelain rectangular tile with hand-painted image of a female nude representing Venus holding a ribbon; she is standing on a shell supported by three dolphins with sailboats and waves in the background; set into brass frame.