• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 138

    A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The goddess depicted nude, leaning slightly forward, standing with her weight on her left leg, the right slightly advanced and bent at the knee, the right arm lowered with the hand likely once positioned over the pudendum, the left arm projecting outward, her head turned to her right, with a spade-shaped forehead, unarticulated lidded eyes, a slender nose and bow-shaped lips, the hair center parted and tied in a chignon by a fillet
    13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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