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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 53

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF VENUS

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF VENUS
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted lifesized, turned sharply to her left, her smooth oval face with idealized features, including almond-shaped heavy-lidded eyes, drilled inner canthi, and gently-arching brows, her small bow-shaped mouth with slightly-parted lips, her chin rounded, her wavy center-parted hair bound in a diadem, pulled back over the tops of her ears and tied into a chignon and top-knot
    13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Lillian Schloss (1923-2012), New York.
    The Collection of Lillian Schloss; Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 24 November 1987, lot 477.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK STATE PRIVATE COLLECTION