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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 38

    A ROMAN BRONZE VENUS PUDICA

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE VENUS PUDICA
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The nude goddess standing with her weight on her left leg, the right bent, her right hand held below her left breast, her left covering her genitalia, wearing silver bracelets and gilded armbands, her face turned to the left, with eyes inset with glass or obsidian, her centrally-parted hair surmounted by a diadem and bound at the nape of the neck with long tresses falling onto her shoulders and back, mounted on a separately-made circular dais
    9 in. (22 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with K. J. Hewett (1919-1994), London.
    Agatha Sadler (1924-2015) collection, London (The Sadler Collection; Sotheby's, London, 31 October 2003, lot 69).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE AGATHA SADLER (1924-2015) COLLECTION
    LOTS 38-45