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The Birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli

Title: The Birth of Venus

Date: 1483 - 1485

Dimension: 278,5 x 172,5 cm

The painting was commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’Medici, a cousin of Lorenzo the Magnificent. The theme was probably suggested by the humanist Poliziano. It depicts Venus born from the sea foam, blown by the west wind, Zephyr, and the nymph, Chloris, towards one of the Horai, who prepares to dress her with a flowered mantle.

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