Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Black Venus

late 16th–early 17th century
probably Netherlandish
Height: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Ogden Mills, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
For a time this elegant example of a popular model was thought to be by the French sculptor Barthélemy Prieur (1536–1611) but scholars today believe it is Netherlandish.
Camillo Castiglioni , Vienna ; Ogden Mills (until 1926; to MMA)
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