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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 205

    A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF VENUS

    1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF VENUS
    1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    With lower body on integral base, standing with weight on right leg, her left leg bent at the knee, wearing a diaphanous garment with subtle folds over her torso and buttocks, gathered around her thighs and falling in heavy folds at the front of her legs
    15 in. (38 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    European private collection; acquired in the late 19th Century by the present owner's grandfather.