Spotlight: Venus de milo (140 BC) simply beautiful…

Venus de Milo

Created around 140 B.C., the Venus de Milo statue’s great fame came from not only its beauty but also the major propaganda effort by the French Authorities to enhance this treasure.  It currently is on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

This statue is from ancient Greek and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture.  It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. The arms and original plinth were lost following its discovery. From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch.

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