• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 133

    A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Half-lifesized, the goddess depicted nude, bent slightly forward, standing with her weight on her right leg, the left advanced and bent at the knee, the right arm originally lowered with the now-missing hand once positioned over her pudendum, the support from a finger preserved, the left arm pulled slightly back and lowered, the arm perhaps once leaning on a support
    25 in. (63.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Belgian Private Collection, 1971.
    Swiss Private Collection, 1993.