Three Venus Statues


Branko van Oppen
published on 02 May 2019
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Three marble sculptures of “Venus” (left to right): Venus of Arles (194 cm, ca. late 1st cent. BCE; Louvre inv. no. Ma 439), proper right arm and lower left arm are modern restorations; Venus of Milos (202 cm, 100-50 BCE; Louvre inv. no. Ma 399); Venus of Capua (210 cm, ca. 1st-3rd cent. CE; MAN, Naples, inv. no. 6017), both arms are modern restorations.

Image compilation by Branko Van Oppen using photos from Wikimedia Commons. Photo of Venus of Arles and Venus of Capua taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen, 2010 and 2011, respectively; photo of Venus de Milo taken by Livioandronico2013, 2016.

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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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