Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch.
Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Venus to the Romans). It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following its discovery. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered.The Aphrodite of Milos is "widely renowned" for the mystery of her missing arms. There is a filled hole below her right breast that originally contained a "metal tenon" that would have supported the separately carved right arm.
The alabaster is a stone, a transparent, valuable type of marble which, in powder form, blends with resins and other ingredients to give the statues a very smooth and detailed surface. The strict selection of raw materials and their special treatment give our products a unique result.
Height: 53cm / 20.87in. Note : The dimensions are approximate because the statues are handmade.
The item "Goddess Aphrodite / Venus de Milo -Bust Head, Greek Sculpture, 53cm / 20.87in" is in sale since Tuesday, August 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "oinotropous" and is located in Irakleio. This item can be shipped worldwide.