6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
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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Acquired by the current owner in the 1970s.
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