The Partial Historians have a brand new look!
Very professional, I’m sure you’ll agree.
We send our thanks to Chris Axmann for coming up with this logo which captures the spirit of our partiality.
The Venus de Milo
The Venus de Milo is a quintessential image of the ancient world. This piece captures the skill of ancient sculptors in a vision of Aphrodite or Amphitrite. Discovered on the island of Melos in 1820, this sculpture displays the refined skills needed for the process of sculpture creation. The work was originally made in pieces and then assembled. It dates to c. 100 CE and there are traces for jewellery fixtures and hints that the sculpture was also painted (polychromy).
This sculpture stands as a precursor to the ancient Roman world.
In this context, it is also a symbol of our interest in the ancient world and hints at your hosts who just happen to be ladies 🙂
For more details on the sculpture check out the Louvre entry.