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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 208

    A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF FORTUNA

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF FORTUNA
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The standing goddess with weight on left leg, right leg bent at the knee, wearing chiton and himation, a crescentic diadem in her bound hair, surmounted by a modius, holding a large laden cornucopia in the crook of her left arm, her right hand lowered, mounted
    5 1/8 in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1840-1929) in the late 19th/early 20th Century.