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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 185

    A ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    In the form of a bust of Venus, the goddess depicted nude, gazing slightly to her right, her pupils articulated and adorned with silver inlay, her nose and full lips finely detailed, her center-parted hair loosely drawn back from her face and tied in a chignon at the nape of her neck, with individual tendrils falling along her shoulders, surmounted by a rayed diadem ornamented with a sphere at the front and back, a suspension loop above
    4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner in the 1970s.