• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 160

    A ROMAN BRONZE APHRODITE

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE APHRODITE
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The goddess depicted nude, standing with her weight on her right leg, the left leg relaxed and bent at the knee, her left arm bent at the elbow, perhaps once holding a now missing attribute, wearing an crescentic stephane, her centrally parted hair swept back at the sides into a chignon at the nape of her neck, with two curling tendrils escaping onto her shoulders, the eyes recessed for now missing inlays, on a socle with incised upper and lower moldings
    7½ in. (19 cm.) tall


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the early 1980s.