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Cast Stone Aphrodite [AKA: Venus de Milo] - 1920s?

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    the original of this statue was found in the Mediterranean off a Greek Isle in 1820. It was given to King Louie, who then donated it to the Louvre. It was a big hit then and has never ceased to be a big hit w/ people around the world. But there were certain key points when it was de rigeur to own a copy of it and put it in your beautiful garden: in the 1820s/1830s, again in the 1870s, 1920s and 1970s. By the patina and large lichens, i would guess this was from the 1920s or maybe earlier. what do you think?

    i don't understand why the glitch in CW that does not make it possible to post photos upright has not been fixed yet. it makes it pointless to post here imho.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Very cool ho2cultcha!!
    2. melaniej melaniej, 4 years ago
      In my garden she would go and I would put a couple of spotlights on her. She would really come to life at night.
      Great piece....
    3. AdeleC AdeleC, 4 years ago
      As regards to photos being sideways, I have found if I edit them a bit (crop maybe) they usually come up the right way round! Don't ask me why though!
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thank you jscotto, melanie, Adele and betweenthelens!
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      the statue is 4 ft tall and extremely heavy.
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Very nice. I never have a photo that turns sideways and I don't really think its with CW. I post all on a computer so there are no problems there.
    8. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      lovely piece good size very fetching indeed
      well done pete !!!!!!!!
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thanks MALKEY! Phil - narrow photos tend to end up sideways and there's no way to adjust them in CW. most sites offer a way to adjust them, but CW does not. i've seen a lot more sideways pics here in the past year or so.

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