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Aphrodite of Milos (Venus De Milo) - Statuette of the Goddess - 42cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (69) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302130302062 Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Myrtle, doves, sparrows, horses and swans were said to be sacred to her. In mythology Aphrodite has many lovers - both gods such as Ares(Mars) and men such as Anchises. Hesiod derives Aphrodite from aphrós "foam," and diti "rise" interpreting the name as "risen from the foam". Cyprus is considered the place where Aphrodite arisen from the foam of the sea. Because of her beauty, other gods feared that their rivalry over her would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, so Zeus married her to Hephaestus, who, because of his ugliness and deformity, was not seen as a threat. She played a role in the Eros & Phyche legend and later was both Adoni's lover and surrogate mother. Aphrodite is consistently portrayed, in every image and story, as having had no childhood, and instead being born as a nubile, infinitely desirable adult. She is often depicted nude. In many of the later myths, she is portrayed as vain, ill-tempered and easily offended. Although she is married-she is one of the few gods in the Greek Pantheon who is-she is frequently unfaithful to her husband. In Ancient Greece Aphrodite had many other names, such as Acidalia, Cytherea and Cerigo, each used by a different local cult of the goddess. She was know as Venus by the Romans. The Phoenicians had a similar goddess named Astarte, while the Egyptians called her Hathor. The depicted artwork represents a scaled copy of Aphrodite of Milos (better known as the Venus de Milo). The original statue work is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, it is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Made of marble, the original is slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. The arms and original plinth were lost following its discovery. From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch; earlier, it was mistakenly attributed to the master sculptor Praxiteles. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this statuette of Aphrodite stands 16.53" height (42cm) Painted by hand is the artist's perception of the classic statue found originally in Milos and now located at the Museum of Louvre. Imperfection has been used in the creation to mimic the effect of an ancient masterpiece that has found out at the sea and placed on its podium. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of fired gypsum the statuette stands on it's podium. Painted by hand it is the artists perception of the classical statue currently displayed in the museum of Louvre Stands 16.53" height (42cm) Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be recorded/ signed for deliveries. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new statuette of the Goddess of Love, Beauty, Pleasure and Procreation, Aphrodite., Type: Statue, Material: Fired Gypsum, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, EAN: 0602589313894, Height: 42cm, UPC-A: 602589313894, Roman equivalent: Venus, Group: Olympian Gods, Title: Goddess of Beauty and Love, Phoenician equivalent: Astarte, Egyptian equivalent: Hathor, Hellenic Name: Aphrodite

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