• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 566

    A French bronze figure of the Venus of Milo

    EDITED BY PROPER BAURE, CIRCA 1881

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A French bronze figure of the Venus of Milo
    Edited by Proper Baure, circa 1881
    The base inscribed Prosper Baure/aedit. 1881 and the side of the base bearing the inscription F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR
    102 cm. high


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    Venus De Milo, also known as Aphrodite of Melos, is a replica of the original statue that currently resides in the Louvre in Paris. Originally sculpted in approximately 130 B.C., it was rediscovered in 1820 on the Aegean island of Melos.

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