Venus de Milo

Venus de Milo
Greek: Αφροδίτη της Μήλου
Venus de Milo on display at the  Louvre
ArtistAlexandros of Antioch
YearBetween 130 and 100 BC
TypeMarble
Dimensions203 cm (80 in)
ConditionArms broken off; otherwise intact
LocationLouvre Museum, Paris, France

The Aphrodite of Milos (Greek: Αφροδίτη της Μήλου, Aphroditi tis Milou), better but mistakenly 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; however, some scholars claim it is the sea-goddess Amphitrite, venerated on Milos.[1] 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.

Description

The Aphrodite of Milos is "widely renowned" for the mystery of her missing arms.[2][page needed] There is a filled hole below her right breast that originally contained a "metal tenon" that would have supported the separately carved right arm.

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Afrikaans: Venus de Milo
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العربية: فينوس دي ميلو
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беларуская: Венера Мілоская
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вэнэра Мілёская
български: Венера Милоска
bosanski: Miloska Venera
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română: Venus din Milo
sicilianu: Vèniri di Milu
Simple English: Venus de Milo
slovenčina: Méloská Venuša
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