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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A GODDESS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A GODDESS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Probably Fortuna, standing wearing an himation draped around below her waist, over a long chiton, her hair drawn back under a diadem and into a chignon, with remains of a modius, her head turned to the right, mounted, 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high; and a group of mainly Roman bronze figures and attachments including a figure of Isis-Fortuna, crowned by a sun disc between horns and feathers, holding a laden cornucopia and a rudder, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) high; a circular vessel or lamp lid with a dramatic mask in relief surrounded by an incised berried foliate tendril, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long; and a small miniature juglet pendant, mounted, 2 in. (5 cm.) high, all 1st-3rd Century A.D. (9)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.