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A treasure from the Louvre Museum in Paris. The venus of Arles statue and behind it the Venus de Milo.

The Venus of Arles is a 1.94-metre-high (6.4 ft) sculpture of Venus at the Louvre Museum. It is in Hymettus marble and dates to the end of the 1st century BC.
The Venus of Arles was discovered in several pieces at the Roman theatre at Arles. The sculptural program at Arles was executed in Italy, perhaps by Greek artisans. Venus was the divine ancestor of the gens Julia; Arles, which had backed Caesar when Massilia backed Pompey was rewarded in numerous ways. A semi-nude heroic statue of Augustus was the dominating figure in the sculptural program of the Arles theatre.
The Venus was found in 1651, by workmen who were digging a well. The head appeared first, at a depth of six feet, which spurred further excavations. Later, after it had been given in 1681 to Louis XIV to decorate the Galerie des Glaces of Versailles, further excavations were made in the area of the theatre's scenae frons, but no further fragments were found. The statue was seized from the royal collection at the Revolution and has been at the Louvre museum ever since its inception.
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  • Copyright: Ranjan Majumdar (rmajum) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 22 N: 251] (1207)
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  • Date Taken: 2011-06-10
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