A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS
A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS

CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Standing on an integral plinth, the curvaceous goddess depicted nude but for a voluminous himation draped over her shoulders and back, creating shallow U-shaped folds, holding the edge of the cloak in her fisted right hand, her left arm completely enveloped
17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high
Provenance
South American Private Collection.
Acquired by the current owner in 1982.

Lot Essay

For a similarly-cloaked Venus thought to be found near Smyrna (modern Izmir) see no. 177, p. 115 in Comstock and Vermeule, Sculpture in Stone, The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
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