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Statue; Venus of Milo

Dated: Period / period: Hellenistic Date of creation / manufacture: 3rd quarter 2nd c. av. AD (-150 - -125) Place of creation: Mélos = Milo (?) Place of discovery: Mélos (Milo) - 1820
Inventory number: Entry number: LL 299 Catalog number: Ma 399 Other inventory number: N 527
Collection: Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities

Description

Object name / Title: Name: statue Title of use: Venus de Milo
Description / Features: Aphrodite (hair, bandeau, bun, stockings, locks, half-naked, himation, on, leg) State of the work: incomplete-less left arm, large part of right arm, left foot - splinters (nose) - numerous spalling on the back - plinth recut in Antiquity Restoration: glued (bun) - redone (end of the nose, in plaster)

Physical characteristics

Dimensions: Height: 204 cm
Materials and techniques: Material: marble (Paros marble (lychnites)) Technique: round bump (sculpture) Technical precision: composed of two elements joined at the hips; added elements (mortise for the left arm); bronze inserts (holes for a tiara, and a bracelet on the right arm)

Places and dates

Dated: Period / period: Hellenistic Date of creation / manufacture: 3rd quarter 2nd c. av. AD (-150 - -125)
Place of origin: Melos = Milo (?)
Date of discovery: 1820
Place of discovery: Melos (Milo) - 1820

History

Collector / Previous owner / Commissioner / Archaeologist / Dedicatee: Louis XVIII, Louis Stanislas Xavier de France, Count of Provence, Count of Provence Rivière, Charles François Riffardeau (He was then Marquis when he donated Venus to Louis XVIII)
Acquisition details: Don
Acquisition date: date of arrival at the Museum: 1821
Owned by: State
Held by: Louvre Museum, Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities

Index

Materials:
Location of object | Current location: Sully, [AGER] Room 345 - Classical Greek and Hellenistic Art (Venus de Milo), Outside the window

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