11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A GREEK MARBLE APHRODITE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The goddess depicted nude, standing with her weight on her right leg, her left leg bent at the knee and slightly advanced, her right arm lowered, her fingers resting on her left thigh and covering her pudendum, the right shoulder slightly forward, the left shoulder back, her left arm originally angled down behind her, perhaps bent forward and holding her drapery, with a strut partially preserved on her left hip, her elongated figure naturalistically modelled, twisting down and to the right, creating a feminine paunch around her navel
12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) high
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The present work is a smaller version based on Praxiteles' Aphrodite from Knidos. For a similar example see no. 396 in Delivorrias, "Aphrodite" in LIMC.
French Private Collection, 1950s.
with Rupert Wace, London, 2006 (Eternal Women, no. 47).
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III