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''Aphrodite of Milos'', commonly known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]]. The Romans knew her as Venus.

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''Aphrodite of Milos'', commonly known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]]. beauty]].

The Romans knew her as Venus.
Venus. And for some reason, it tends to be better known by the Roman translation.


''Aphrodite of Milos'', commonly known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).

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''Aphrodite of Milos'', commonly known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).beauty]]. The Romans knew her as Venus.


''Aphrodite of Milos'', more famously known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).

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''Aphrodite of Milos'', more famously commonly known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).


* NoNameGiven: While the artistís name - Alexandros of Antioch - was confirmed via a signature on its plinth - the actual identity of the figure is a mystery. Most have settled on it being a depiction of Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love, some scholars believe that she is actually supposed to be Amphitrite, Goddess of the Seas and wife of Poseidon.

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* NoNameGiven: While the artistís artist's name - Alexandros of Antioch - was confirmed via a signature on its plinth - the actual identity of the figure is a mystery. Most have settled on it being a depiction of Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love, some scholars believe that she is actually supposed to be Amphitrite, Goddess of the Seas and wife of Poseidon.





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\n* TheXOfY: Its name is "Venus", the person it supposedly depicts, and ''de Milo'', French for "of Milos", the place it was discovered.



Not to be confused with ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus''.

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Not to be confused with ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus''.
''Art/TheBirthOfVenus'' or the Art/VenusOfWillendorf.

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* ContrappostoPose: A dynamic and highly sexualised example, even though her legs are heavily draped.



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[[caption-width-right:350: Why don't ya give her a hand?]]


''Aphrodite of Milos'', more famously known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).

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''Aphrodite of Milos'', more famously known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[AncientGreece [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).


''Aphrodite of Milos'', more famously known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the [[AncientGreece Greek]] [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).

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''Aphrodite of Milos'', more famously known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the [[AncientGreece Greek]] Greek [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).

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[[RiddleForTheAges What happened to her arms, and what position they were originally in is a complete mystery.]]


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* ArtImitatesArt: Creator/SalvadorDali{{'s}} ''[[https://lakeimagesweb.artic.edu/iiif/2/54b1e714-0806-9420-dcaa-cf3d14342bd6/full/!800,800/0/default.jpg Venus de Milo with Drawers]]''.

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* ArtImitatesArt: Creator/SalvadorDali{{'s}} [[Creator/SalvadorDali Salvador Dalí's]] ''[[https://lakeimagesweb.artic.edu/iiif/2/54b1e714-0806-9420-dcaa-cf3d14342bd6/full/!800,800/0/default.jpg Venus de Milo with Drawers]]''.

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''Aphrodite of Milos'', more famously known as ''Venus de Milo'', is an [[AncientGreece ancient Greek]] statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the [[AncientGreece Greek]] [[LoveGoddess Goddess of love and beauty]] (Venus to the Romans).

It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following its discovery. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, UsefulNotes/{{France}}. The statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered.

Not to be confused with ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus''.

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!!The ''Venus de Milo'' provides examples of:

* ArtImitatesArt: Creator/SalvadorDali{{'s}} ''[[https://lakeimagesweb.artic.edu/iiif/2/54b1e714-0806-9420-dcaa-cf3d14342bd6/full/!800,800/0/default.jpg Venus de Milo with Drawers]]''.
* NoNameGiven: While the artistís name - Alexandros of Antioch - was confirmed via a signature on its plinth - the actual identity of the figure is a mystery. Most have settled on it being a depiction of Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love, some scholars believe that she is actually supposed to be Amphitrite, Goddess of the Seas and wife of Poseidon.
* ReallyMovesAround: After the statue was first discovered by a peasant in Milos (the name of the person debated among scholars), it was purchased by the French Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, where it was then repaired and given to King Louis XVIII, who then donated it to the Louvre Museum where it now stands.
* StockForeignName: While the statue is Greek in origin, it mostly know for the Romantic pronunciation (French and Latin) ''Venus de Milo'', naming it after Aphrodite's Roman equivalent.

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