Curator Socks

Birth of Venus Socks


Artist: Sandro Botticelli

Created: 1485-86

Dimensions (cm): 172 x 278

Format: Tempera on canvas

Location: Uffizi, Florence


Known as the “Birth of Venus”, the composition represents a traditional scene from the Greek mythology portraying the goddess of love and beauty arriving fully grown on land, the island of Cyprus, born of the sea spray and blown there by the winds. She is standing on a giant shell, like a pearl and by her side, we can see who sometimes is identified as the Hora of spring holding a cloak covered in flowers.

The painting celebrates Venus as a symbol of love and beauty and rumors suggest that it was commissioned by the Medici family as the Medusa was.

Alongside Primavera, the two paintings are among the most famous paintings in the world, and they are icons of the Italian Renaissance.

80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane.
Made in Portugal using the most advanced craftsmanship to produce the finest seamless socks.

Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron.

For men:
- Large: L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (8-12)
- Medium: M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (4½-7½)

For women:
- Large:  L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (10-12½)
- Medium:  M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (6-9½)