Venus De Melos


“Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.”
– Charles Dickens

Artist: Nancy Kramp
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Venus De Melos by Nancy Kramp. Media: Acrylic.

The Aphrodite of Milos was discovered on 8 April 1820 inside a buried niche within the ancient city ruins of Milos, on the island of Milos (also Melos) in the Aegean. The Marquis de Rivière presented it to Louis XVIII, who donated it to the Louvre the following year. Is it Aphrodite, who was often portrayed half-naked, or the sea goddess Amphitrite, who was venerated on Melos? The goddess is shrouded in mystery, her attitude a persistent enigma. She is popularly thought to represent Aphrodite, because of her half-nakedness and her sensual, feminine curves.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 48 × 1.5 in