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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris

These photographs are of the ancient Greek statue of Aphrodite (the Romans knew her as Venus). She is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is a large marble statue which is now seen at the Louvre Museum in Paris. It was discovered by a Frenchman in the ruins of an ancient city (Milos) in Greece and transported to France.

The first picture is the side view.

Venus Sculpture

The second image is shot from the front, but not directly. 
Like most ancient statues this statue too was once painted and adorned. Venus or Aphrodite had jewellery too but over the ages the paint has been worn off and the jewellery lost. 
Venus Sculpture

The third image is taken directly from the front of the sculpture.
This work of art is believed to have been sculpted between 130 and 100 BC, and thought to be made by Alexandros of Antioch.
Venus de Milo

This last image shows how the statue of Venus de Milo looks like from the back

Related Images: Sketches of Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris or
The Louvre Museum Paris - exterior and interior with pieces of art or Painter at the Louvre, Paris 
More images of Paris:
Birds Eye View of Paris from the Eiffel Tower   

Eiffel Tower - free photographs
Lido at Champs Elysees, Paris

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