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 Venus de Medicis,Venus of Milo or Melos. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Venus of Cnidus.
The undraped statue of Praxit’eles (4 syl.) purchased by the ancient Cnidians, who refused to part with it, although Nicome’ds, King of Bithyn’ia, offered to pay off their national debt as a price for it. The statue was subsequently removed to Constantinople, and perished in the great fire during the reign of Justinian, (A.D. 80.)   1
        P&rgrave;axiteles made also a draped statue of the same goddess, called the “Venus of Cos.”

 Venus de Medicis,Venus of Milo or Melos. 


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