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Venus de Melo Bust - Item #225

$ 185.00



14.5 Inches High x 8.5 Inches Wide x 5.25 Inches Deep

Reduction fragment taken from the full-sized figure (Item #117). Also known as the Aphrodite of Melos, this late 2nd century B.C.E. sculpture might be a replica due to its similarities with the Aphrodite of Capua in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples which dates from the late 4th century B.C.E. The sculpture was found on the island of Melos (Milo in modern Greek) in 1820, soon after which it was donated to the Louvre by King Louis XVIII. Although the statue shares characteristics with earlier sculptural aesthetics, its innovative features, such as the twist of the body and the drapery falling over the hips, helped in dating the sculpture to the Hellenistic period.


Artist: Unknown 

Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris

Origin: The Island of Melos, Cyclades, Greece

Time Period: Ancient Greek - Hellenistic, c. 100 B.C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 4652



Astier, Marie-Bénédicte. "Aphrodite, known as the 'Venus de Milo.'" Louvre Museum,