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English: So-called “Venus de Milo” (Aphrodite from Melos), detail of the bust showing the difference of surface between the two arm sections: right one smooth; left one rough with a mortice. Parian marble, ca. 130-100 BC? Found in Melos in 1820.
Français : Vénus de Milo, détail du buste mettant en évidence la différence de surface des deux sections de bras : à droite, surface régulière ; à droite, cassure et mortaise. Marbre de Paros, vers 130-100 av. J.-C. ? Provenance : Mélos (moderne Milo), 1820.
Dimensions H. 2.02 m (6 ft. 7 ½ in.)
Temporary location: Department of Paintings, Sully, first floor, room 74
Accession number Ma 399 (LL 299)
Credit line Gift of the Marquis de Rivière to Louis XVIII of France, 1821
References Hamiaux, M., Les Sculptures grecques, II, Paris, 1998, no. 52, pp. 41-44
Source/Photographer Chosovi


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