Greek Mythology | Louvre | Sculptures

Venus de Milo

By on February 2, 2012

Another sculpture/piece of  ancient Greek civilization displayed at the Louvre is Venus de Milo, a sculpture believed to depict Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) the Greek goddess of love and beauty.. Like the Nike sculpture, this one has missing parts too particularly the arms. It was said to be created at some time between 130 and 100 BC. It […]

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Louvre | Sphinx

Sphinx

By on January 28, 2012

For centuries, structures of the sphinx, a mythical creature with a lion’s body and a human head or a cat head and eagle wings, along with the pyramids have baffled us. Although the Greeks introduced this creature as a female malevolent, treacherous and merciless, the Egyptians view it as benevolent and appears to have a male head without the eagle wings. In Greek […]

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