So-called “Venus de Milo” (Aphrodite from Melos). Parian marble, ca. 130-100 BC? Found in Melos in 1820.
Detail of the lower block: join surface of the left foot and break of the plinth.
Dimensions H. 2.02 m (6 ft. 7 ½ in.)
Credit line Gift of the Marquis de Rivière to Louis XVIII of France, 1821
Accession number Ma 399 (LL 299)
Location Temporary location: Department of Paintings, Sully, first floor, room 74
References Hamiaux, M., Les Sculptures grecques, II, Paris, 1998, no. 52, pp. 41-44
Photographer/source Jastrow (2007)