Gorgeous garden statue of “La Vénus de Milo”


An antique French piece of cement garden statuary, representing the Venus de Milo. Immediately recognisable by its missing arms, this elegantly presented reproduction is popularly believed to represent Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, who was known to the Romans as Venus.

The original statue was discovered in 1820 on the Aegean island of Milos, by a French sailor called Olivier Voutier, who had gone ashore to search for antiquities. Having unearthed the two-metre high statue, and acquired it for a modest sum, Voutier took it back to France where it was presented to Louis XVIII, who donated it to the Louvre museum, where it remains today.

Circa 1920

Found in the garden of a French Mas in Gordes, a small village of south of France.

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Dimensions 88 cm

88 cm

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