Venere di Milo

Venere di Milo

Milo’s Venus is one of the most famous Greek statues. It is a sculpture of parior marble, with no arms and original base, preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris. It was found broken in two parts in 1820 on the Greek island of Milo by a farmer.

It is not known precisely what mythological episode of the life of Venus is represented: it is believed to be a representation of the Venus Victrix which bears the golden knob to Paride.

In modern culture, the Milo’s Venus still symbolizes and represents female beauty as it was in the classical world.

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