Plaster Cast Statue: Aphrodite from Melos ("Venus de Milo"): Head and Torso

1948.01.0056A

Photo of Plaster Cast Statue: Aphrodite from Melos ("Venus de Milo"): Head and Torso

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Plaster Cast Statue: Aphrodite from Melos ("Venus de Milo"): Head and Torso   (1948.01.0056A)
Classification/
Nomenclature
Communication Artifacts : Art : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Melos
Period/Date Hellenistic, 125 BCE
Culture Greek
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 104.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 50.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 32.5 cm
Weight waived g
Measuring Remarks Measurements of entire statue: 216.3 x 71.5 70.0 cm. Object is too large to be weighed, estimated >50 lbs.
Materials Plaster, Pigment--Paint
Manufacturing Processes Cast, Painting
Munsell Color Information White (10 YR 9/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

Robertson, Martin. A History of Greek Art. Cambridge University Press. 1975. From Alexander to Augustus . Bohen, B. et al, University of Illinois, 1983. 1983P.0028.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Lorado Taft Collection
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information N/A

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