Description

    After The Aphrodite of Milos (Better known as The Venus de Milo ) Over Life Sized Carrara Marble Sculpture
    19th century Italian School
    Marble
    82 inches in height

    This is a monumental white marble sculpture based on one of the most famous works of the ancient Greeks. It is believed to depict Aphrodite (called Venus by the Romans), the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

    Venus de Milo
    was discovered in 1820 inside a buried niche within the ancient city ruins of Milos on the Aegean island of the same name, also called Melos or Milo, by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas. It was found in two main pieces (the upper torso and the lower draped legs) along with several herms, fragments of the upper left arm and the left hand holding an apple, and an inscribed plinth.

    Provenance:
    From the Collection of Lamar Hunt, Dallas.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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