| 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.
Created at some time between 130 and 100 BCE, it is believed to
depict Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) the Greek goddess of love
and beauty. It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life
size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Its arms and original plinth
have been lost, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of
Antioch; it was mistakenly attributed to the master
Venus De Milo Statue
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Price: $1180 ( Base Astra sold separately )
Height 51 inches (4 ft 3 in)
The goddess of love, her graceful body symbolizes an ideal of beauty. The French named her Venus de Milo (Venus of Melos). In 1820 a peasant named Yorgos found her broken body in an underground cavern on the Aegean island of Melos. Later she was spirited out of Greece under questionable circumstances and taken to the Louvre in Paris.
Cast from Carrara marble in Italy .