Love & War~ May 15

Venus de Milo / Musée du Louvre

Venus de Milo, the ancient statue commonly thought to represent Aphrodite…was carved from marble by the artist Alexandros* about 150 BCE. It was found in pieces on the Aegean island of Melos on April 8, 1820, and was subsequently presented to Louis XVIII (who then donated it to the Louvre in 1821).  ~https://www.britannica.com/topic/Venus-de-Milo

*Alexandros of Antioch (2nd-1st century BC) was a Greek sculptor of the Hellenistic age. His dates of birth and death are unknown. ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandros_of_Antioch

(Learn more by clicking on hyperlinks embedded in text)

What Happened to the Venus De Milo’s Arms?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/62722/what-happened-venus-de-milos-arms
The Mystery of What Venus de Milo Was Once Holding
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3-d-printing-offers-guess-what-venus-de-milo-might-have-been-holding-180955176/

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  1. Pingback: May 15, 1953~ Unveiling of Rotterdam sculpture “The Destroyed City” | The Misty Miss Christy

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