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Artist: Greek

Title: The Venus de Milo

Date: 130-120 B.C.
Medium: marble
Dimensions: 202 cm (80 inches) high
Location: Musée du Louvre, Paris

Image size: 1200 x 1805 pixels, 174 Kbytes
Image source: PBase
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Greek: The Venus de Milo

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"Venus de Milo" is the French name for Aphrodite of Melos, the Greek island on which the statue was uncovered.

This magnificent statue was discovered in 1820, along with a hand (now lost) holding an apple, a symbol of Aphrodite dating from the story of the Judgment of Paris.

Click here for many more PBase photographs (of varying quality) of this sculpture.

Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo

The full story of the statue and its history is told in the 2003 book Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo.
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