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The statue that I am most intrigued with is the statue of Aphrodite of Milos This statue in my opinion represents love beauty class intelligence and elegance all the characteristics I think a woman should have The statue was believed to be created giving honor to the goddess of beauty and love Aphrodite the Roman Venus The sculpture gave several indications that this was in honor of her because of silhouette and naked torso The story in summary was that she was born out of the foam of the sea Just as the story of the name Aphrodite of Melos was given to sculpture after being found on the island in 1820 In addition to giving indication of who this was there were also indications that the sculpture was created around 100 BC because of its very sexual and nude emphasis The statue is made of pure marble and is about 203 cm high larger than life size As I researched there are several rumors about her arms Some say that they were never there some say they were lost but I never found the true story Alexandros from Antioch carved his artist inscription on the base of the statue He based his artwork on the statue of Aphrodite from the 4 th Century BC who held a shield of Ares in both her hands A fragment of the forearm and the hand holding an apple was discovered near the larger part of the statue He thus presented Aphrodite Venus as the goddess of the Apple Island since milos means apple in Greek Legend has it that Milos was the first person sent to the island by the goddess Venus It is speculated that venus de milo might have held her garment in her other hand It was earlier thought to be the work of Praxiteles but the Alexandros inscription on the now lost podium was later found A late 19 th century story indicated
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