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Venus de Milo

LC control no.n 99006708
Descriptive conventionsrda
Uniform title headingVenus de Milo
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Variant(s)Venus of Milo
Aphrodite of Melos
Aphrodite of Milos
Αφροδίτη της Μήλου
Aphroditē tēs Mēlou
Aphroditi tis Milou
Venus di Milo
Aphrodite von Melos
Venus von Milo
Aphrodite, known as the "Venus de Milo"
Alexandros, of Antioch. Venus de Milo
Other standard no.
Form of workStatues Marble sculpture
Beginning date-0099~
Associated countryGreece
Place of originMēlos (Greece : Municipality)
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated.
Found inWork cat.: Pasquier, A. La Vénus de Milo et les Aphrodites du Louvre, c1985.
Harper's dict. classic. lit.
Princeton encyc. classic. sites.
Encyc. Brit. (Venus de Milo)
Encyc. Amer. (Venus de Milo; also called Aphrodite of Melos)
Acad. Amer. encyc. (illus: Aphrodite of Melos (Venus de Milo); index: Aphrodite of Melos, see Venus de Milo; under Dumont d'Urville: Venus de Milo; under Melos: Venus de Milo)
Wikipedia, March 15, 2018 (Venus de Milo; Aphrodite of Milos (Greek: Αφροδίτη της Μήλου = Aphroditē tēs Mēlou, Aphroditi tis Milou [in roman]), better known as the Venus de Milo, is an 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; statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered; currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris)
Louvre artworks search, March 15, 2018 (Aphrodite, known as the "Venus de Milo"; c. 100 BC; provenance: Island of Melos (Cyclades, Greece); discovered in 1820; the Marquis de Rivière presented it to Louis XVIII, who donated it to the Louvre the following year; popularly thought to represent Aphrodite, because of her half-nakedness and her sensual, feminine curves; La Vénus de Milo)
Encyclopædia Britannica online, March 15, 2018 (Venus de Milo, ancient statue commonly thought to represent Aphrodite, now in Paris at the Louvre Museum. It was carved from marble by Alexandros, a sculptor of Antioch on the Maeander River about 150 BCE. It was found in pieces on the Aegean island of Melos on April 8, 1820, and was subsequently presented to Louis XVIII (who then donated it to the Louvre in 1821). Though it was reconstructed to a standing posture, the statue's arms were never found. An inscription that is not displayed with the statue states that "Alexandros, son of Menides, citizen of Antioch of Maeander made the statue." The figure's origin on the island of Melos has led some to think she may be Amphitrite, the Greek goddess of the sea.)
Sartle website, March 15, 2018: Home > Artists > Alexandros of Antioch (Alexandros of Antioch; the only known work ever attributed to Alexandros is the Venus di Milo, and she might not even be one of his works)
German National Library Integrated Authority File (GND), March 15, 2018 (Aphrodite von Melos; other title: Venus von Milo)
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