Replica of the Hellenistic sculpture of Aphrodite (the Greek goddess of love and beauty)
Material: THASSOS marble
Elaboration time: 30 days by robotic sculpturing machine, finished by hand
Historic background – Data of the original statue
Location: The Original is exposed since 1821 in the Louvre, Paris.
Sculptor: Alexandros of Antioch
Created: Between 130 and 100 BC
Original material: Marble
Found in: Milos island, Greece
The statue is believed to depict Aphrodite (Roman name: Venus), the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The goddess originally wore metal jewelry — bracelet, earrings, and headband — of which only the fixation holes remain. The marble may have been embellished with (now faded) polychromy. The arms were never found. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following the statue's discovery.