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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 259

    A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The goddess depicted nude, her torso curving to her left, her right arm originally raised, her neck tilted to her left, the right leg slightly advanced
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Said to have been found on the Acropolis, Athens in 1889.
    Collection of Mrs. Jack Klein, Stockton, California, by descent from her father who acquired it in the 1920s.
    Gifted to the current owner in the 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLECTOR