A Fine German Marine Ivory ( walrus ) Carving of Venus with a Dolphin
A Fine German Marine Ivory ( walrus ) Carving of Venus with a Dolphin

A Fine German Marine Ivory ( walrus ) Carving of Venus with a Dolphin

1600 to 1700 Germany

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A Fine German Marine Ivory ( walrus ) Carving of Venus with a Dolphin
Attributed to Johann Georg Kern ( 1622 – 1698 )
2nd Half of the 17th Century

Size : 8 cm high, 5 cm wide, 2.5 cm deep, - 3¼ ins high, 2 ins wide, 1 ins deep
c/f Stuttgart, Wurttembergishes Landes Museum Inventory No. : KK Blau 36, for a very similar carving of an Ivory Medici Venus with a dolphin and two cherubs.

Venus is the patron of all persuasive seductions between God's and mortals, and between men and women. Under the Roman empire Venus became one of the major divinities of the official pantheon.

Dimensions
Height 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Width 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Depth 2.50 cm (0.98 inches)
Medium
Marine Ivory ( walrus )
Signed/Inscribed
Attributed to Johann Georg Kern ( 1622 - 1698 )
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