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Reconstructions of the Venus of Milos

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Branko van Oppen
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published on 06 May 2019
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The reconstruction of the Venus of Milos as proposed by Ravaisson (1890 CE) of the Venus of Milos together with the Borghese Mars (left); an older presentation in the Louvre (1855-1875 CE) with a plinth identifying the statue as “Venus Victrix” (middle); the reconstruction as proposed by Furtwängler (1895 CE) recreated by Rådén (right).

Left Image from Revue Archéologique, Third Series, T. 16 (July - December 1890), p. 158. Center image by Charles Soulier (1840 - 1875 CE), courtesy of the Getty Museum's Open Content Program. Right image from Paul Carus' "The Venus of Milo: An Archaeological Study of the Goddess of Womanhood", 1916.

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Branko van Oppen
Branko van Oppen is an exhibition curator and independent scholar specialized in Ptolemaic queenship as well as Hellenistic art and ideology.

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Oppen, B. v. (2019, May 06). Reconstructions of the Venus of Milos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10516/reconstructions-of-the-venus-of-milos/

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Oppen, Branko van. "Reconstructions of the Venus of Milos." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 06, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10516/reconstructions-of-the-venus-of-milos/.

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Oppen, Branko van. "Reconstructions of the Venus of Milos." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 May 2019. Web. 16 Apr 2021.

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