Venus de Milo (Greek: Αφροδίτη της Μήλου)

Alexandros of Antioch

Alexandros of Antioch was a Greek sculptor of the Hellenistic age. He is thought to be the sculptor of the famous Venus de Milo statue.

Between 150 and 125 BC

Parian marble


Venus is a Roman goddess, whose functions encompass love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory. In Roman mythology, she was the ancestor of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy. Julius Caesar claimed her as his ancestor.

204 cm

Arms broken off; otherwise intact

Louvre, Paris