Medici Venus Statue Had Red Lips

Medici Venus Statue Had Red Lips - Word History NewsAncient statue of Medici Venus once had red lips

Red lipstick once shimmered on the lips of the Medici Venus, a new study has revealed.

The new study involved a chemical analysis of the 2,000-year-old lifesize Hellenistic marble sculpture representing the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite.

The investigation, carried out at the University of Modena and Reggio and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, where the statue has been on display since 1677, indicates that the life-sized naked and sensual Venus originally had red lips and hair laminated with gold.

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