The Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, occupies a prominent position in the history of Greek sculpture and our fascination with antiquities. The style, sometimes described as retrospective, is typical of the end of the Hellenistic period, a time of both innovation and revival of classical themes. The sculptor undoubtedly drew upon classical Greek art, while also revealing his own creative originality. Although the expression of the face displays a slightly cold severity, the body has been treated in a completely different manner. Its twisting movement and realistic contours clearly illustrate the genius of the artist who made this statue.
- 11.8 x 3.9 x 3.6 inches