Venus de Melo (Reduction) - Item #78
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
34 Inches High x 10.5 Inches Wide x 10 Inches Deep
Reduction of the full-sized sculpture (Item #117). Also known as the Aphrodite of Melos, this late 2nd century B.C.E. sculpture might be a replica due to its similarities with the Aphrodite of Capua in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples which dates from the late 4th century B.C.E. The sculpture was found on the island of Melos (Milo in modern Greek) in 1820, soon after which it was donated to the Louvre by King Louis XVIII. Although the statue shares characteristics with earlier sculptural aesthetics, its innovative features, such as the twist of the body and the drapery falling over the hips, helped in dating the sculpture to the Hellenistic period.
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Origin: Island of Melos, Cyclades, Greece
Time Period: Ancient Greece- Hellenistic, c. 100 B.C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 769
Astier, Marie-Bénédicte. "Aphrodite, known as the 'Venus de Milo.'" Louvre Museum, http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/aphrodite-known-venus-de-milo.