Aphrodite of Milos (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη τῆς Μήλου, Aphroditē tēs Mēlou), better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, it is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Venus to the Romans). It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. The arms and original plinth were lost following its discovery. From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch; earlier, it was mistakenly attributed to the master sculptor Praxiteles. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Like many of the better known Pre Astro Terran works of art, it has been forged many times, with varying degrees of accuracy. Two of the copies are nearly 100% identical to the original, with exception of the fact that the original was carved from two pieces of stone and the copies were made from a single stone. Other known forgeries have less accuracy, and in some cases not only lack the head as well but also don't even appear to be of a human female.