Limited mintage of only 499 pcs worldwide! The reverse of the coin reproduces the beautifully coloured face of Venus from the famous painting by Sandro Botticelli, the Birth of Venus, struck with more than 5.000 tiles in exceptional high relief, to reproduce and empathize the extraordinary beauty of this piece of mosaic art in miniature.On the bottom-right of the reverse, the year of issue written in Roman numbers: MMXVII - 2017. The obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Palau, surrounded by a beautiful decorative mosaic pattern. Each coin is individually numbered on the edge.
Birth of Venus The Birth of Venus (Italian: Nascita di Venere) is a painting by Sandro Botticelli probably made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown (called Venus Anadyomene and often depicted in art). The painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Although the two are not a pair, the painting is inevitably discussed with Botticelli's other very large mythological painting, the Primavera, also in the Uffizi.They are among the most famous paintings in the world, and icons of the Italian Renaissance; of the two, the Birth is even better known than the Primavera. As depictions of subjects from classical mythology on a very large scale they were virtually unprecedented in Western art since classical antiquity, as was the size and prominence of a nude female figure in the Birth. It used to be thought that they were both commissioned by the same member of the Medici family, but this is now uncertain. They have been endlessly analysed by art historians, with the main themes being: the emulation of ancient painters and the context of wedding celebrations (generally agreed), the influence of Renaissance Neo-Platonism (somewhat controversial), and the identity of the commissioners (not agreed).
Most art historians agree, however, that the Birth does not require complex analysis to decode its meaning, in the way that the Primavera probably does. While there are subtleties in the painting, its main meaning is a straightforward, if individual, treatment of a traditional scene from Greek mythology, and its appeal is sensory and very accessible, hence its enormous popularity. Die Geburt der Venus Große Mikro Mosaik Leidenschaft Auflage nur 499 Exemplare. The item "BIRTH OF VENUS Great Micromosaic Passion 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Palau 2017" is in sale since Wednesday, February 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific".
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