On April 8 in 1820, the Venus de Milo was discovered by a peasant on the island of Milos, near Greece. The statue of the goddess Venus (or Aphrodite, to the Greeks) is famous for her missing arms. She was sculpted by Alexandros of Antioch between 130 and 100 BCE. At the time, she would have been painted and adorned with jewellery to appear more lifelike. Sculpture is an easy word to misspell. Today's typo, sculptur, leaves out the final e. In the past, we have also blogged about scultpure, sculture, and scuptur*, so if you missed searching your catalogue for those variations back then, give it a try now...you may find a few errors.
(Photo of the statue from Wikipedia)
Friday, April 8, 2011
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