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Aphrodite of Milos at the Louvre Museum in Paris | by Anna & Michal
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Aphrodite of Milos at the Louvre Museum in Paris

(Greek: Αφροδίτη της Μήλου, Aphroditē tēs Mēlou) better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Created at some time between 130 and 100 BC, it is believed to depict Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) the Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Its arms and original plinth have been lost. From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch; it was earlier mistakenly attributed to the master sculptor Praxiteles. It is at present on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris (where this picture was taken).

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Taken on April 10, 2009