LL 1397

About this object

The design on this tablet is copied from an famous ancient statue which was in Rome in the late 18th Century. The tablet depicts the Venus Callipyge. It is supposed to represent one of two sisters from an ancient story. The sisters argued over who had the most beautiful bottom. To decide the question they asked a complete stranger to choose, on condition that he married the girl that he selected.
  • Date
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Black basalt
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    380 mm x 290 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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