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Townley Venus: FT3

Object information

Current Location: Founder's Entrance Hall Upper Landing


Townley Venus


Maker: Unknown




Plaster cast after the 'Townley Venus', a 1st- or 2nd-century CE Roman marble statue now in the British Museum


History note: The cast was presented to the Museum by P. B. Duncan, in 1849 (according to an inscription on the base).

Legal notes

Presented by P. B. Duncan in 1849.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1849) by Duncan, P. B.


This cast is after the 'Townley Venus', a 1st- or 2nd-century CE Roman marble statue now in the British Museum, adapted from a lost Greek original of the 4th century BCE.

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Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: FT3
Primary reference Number: 241894
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1849
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 12 August 2020 Updated: Friday 8 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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