Danish Bisque of Venus de Milo Custom Lamp - For Sale
Danish Bisque of Venus de Milo Custom Lamp
Antique Danish Bisque of Venus de Milo transformed into a Lamp. Mounted on a silver base with red highlights. Custom silver lined handpainted parchment shade. French wired. This fine Italian lamp is approximately 30" tall. The significance of Venus de Milo: ancient statue of Aphrodite, now in Paris at the Louvre Museum. Carved by a sculptor of Antioch on the Maeander River in about 150 BC, it was found on the Aegean island of Melos in 1820. The general composition derives from a 4th-century Corinthian statue. The action and modernized drapery give the Venus great nobility. The statue is a conspicuous example of the Hellenistic sculptural tradition's academic traits and close reliance on older masterpieces.
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