• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 372

    A ROMAN BONE FIGURE OF APHRODITE

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BONE FIGURE OF APHRODITE
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    Standing with drapery around lower body, central heavy fold with diamond pattern, hair centrally tied in a top knot, hair, eyes and brows painted in dark brown, venus wrinkles around her neck, separately attached arms bent at the elbow
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's family in the 1960s.