Venus, ancient greek goddess of love, was the undisputed model of female beauty. Sophia ‘s Head of Venus statuette was inspired by the 150 BC masterpiece Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo).
The Aphrodite of Milos also known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, however from an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following its discovery. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered.
This timeless piece is part of Eternity Today collection, a truly original home collection where the precious classical heritage takes the shape of unique handmade objects. Art is combined with design, eternity with modernity and the magic of timeless myths with the spirit of the 21st century. The collection’s creations are Golden Era messages, silently telling tales of beauty and nobility, power and wisdom, youth and hope, whispering us the wish to -Enjoy Thinking-.
Sophia (Sophia σοφία, Greek for ‘wisdom’) is a brand, which strikes to evoke the authenticity of the Greek cultural heritage through unique items of modern design. Sophia – Enjoy Thinking – is praising ‘thinking’ as an art form; as an infinite power that may lead you to the finer qualities of yourself and a step closer to who you really are. Past as a timeless source of inspiration is translated today through unique home & fashion accessories that will speak to the heart and intrigue the mind in any part of the world, today and eternally.