the original of this piece is of heroic size and is the most famous statue in the paris louvre. carved of parian marble during the 2nd century b.c. by an unidentified sculptor the work as discovered in 1820 on the greek island of melos. this semi-nude portrayal of venus allowed the artist to treat the two subjects best loved by greek sculptors, human anatomy and clothing draped over the human form.

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