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By Gregory Curtis

Within the spring of 1820, at the Aegean island of Melos, an unsuspecting farmer was once digging for marble construction blocks while he unearthed the statue that might emerge as often called the Venus de Milo. From the instant of its discovery a conflict for ownership ensued and used to be received, ultimately, through the French. Touted through her keepers within the Louvre because the nice classical locate of the period, the sculpture won speedy celebrity–and but its origins had but to be documented or verified.

From the flurry of pleasure surrounding her discovery, to the raging disputes over her authenticity, to the politics and personalities that experience given upward push to her mystique, Gregory Curtis has given us a riveting examine the embattled legacy of a cherished icon and a extraordinary tribute to 1 of the world’s nice artworks.

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