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Why do greek sculptures have missing body parts

Why do greek sculptures have missing body parts

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Elements outside of the figure itself would often be introduced to add additional support, such as onbjects the subject was leaning on, drapery that was ...

Laocoön and His Sons, Greek sculpture, Vatican Museum

Elements outside of the figure itself would often be introduced to add additional support, such as onbjects the subject was leaning on, drapery that was ...

We should also note that in many cases, there was also vandalism involved, often due to religious reasons: e.g. early followers of Christianity notoriously ...

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Michelangelo's David in the Galleria dell'Accademia

Alexandros of Antioch, Venus de Milo, 130-100 B.C. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Greek bronze, The Victorious Youth, J. Paul Getty Museum

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Statue of a satyr, Athens Archeological Museum

The Elgin Marbles at the British Museum

A Greek Terracotta figure of Priapus, ©Christie's 2015, http://www

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Venus de Milo

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Aphrodite

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Les Menottes de Cuivre

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Bronze Greek Athlete

Artemision bronze, thought to be Poseidon or Zeus, in Athens Archeological Museum. Greek bronze ...

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Ancient Greek sculpture

The lack of female genitals on statues seems thoughtless until you see it repeated

Ancient Greek Sculpture

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Roman marble head recently acquired by the Getty will be re-joined to its Statue

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310 BC), a remarkably weather-preserved bronze statue of a Greek athlete in Contrapposto pose

Ancient Greek Sculpture

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Many Greek and Roman Statues used to be painted. Here's Augustus with his colours restored

Like many ancient statues, this Medusa is missing a nose (Franz-Marc Frei/CORBIS)

Three arms, a leg and two hands

Victoire de Samothrace (détail)

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Effaced: the missing noses of classical antiquity

Lower body of a youth

ANCIENT GREEK SCULPTURE

Apollo Belvedere

Cupid (Eros)

What happened to the Venus de Milo's arms?

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Polykleitos, Doryphoros (Spear-Bearer), Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze

Apoxyomenos

the Elgin Marbles were originally part of the Parthenon. “

Perhaps the most famous Greek sculpture of all, Discobolos, the discus-thrower,

Fig leaf cover up for the males, but no bras for the ladies!

Head of a goddess or queen. Greek ...

Sperlonga sculptures

The other oblique view

Athlete with a scraper (Apoxyomenos)

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Then came a huge hall of Greek and Roman Statues. Many were from the Classical period (around 500 BC to around 200 AD). We couldn't help but notice that ...

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Left: Archival photograph still of the statue with its head. Right: Statue of

Aphrodite of Knidos with Colours

The Parthenon Sculptures have been on display in the British Museum for more than 200 years

Head of a woman. Greek

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Why we're still up in arms about the mystery of the Venus de Milo

I am by no means a history buff, nor an art historian (though I did take a few classes mainly on paintings), so I may be missing the obvious like at some ...

Head of a young man

Athena Parthenos Reconstruction

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One of the six Caryatid sculpture

Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art

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Everywhere we went in Greece, the eunuched statues were quite obvious. It made me wonder if some scorned Athenean woman went on a rampage a couple of ...