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What Was the Venus de MiloDoing With Her Arms?
3-D printing allows us to test a provocative theory that she was busy spinning thread.
By Virginia Postrel
3-D print of Venus de Milo Spinning Thread, left, and computer renderings of original 3-D scan of Venus, missing her arms.
Image courtesy of Cosmo Wenman
The Venus de Milo is a paradox: the embodiment of beauty, yet disfigured. And she is a p…
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