27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A ROMAN BONE DOLL
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
Probably representing Aphrodite, her separately attached arms bent at the elbow, hair bound and tied in a top knot, nude apart from drapery around her lower body
7½ in. (19 cm.) high
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Sold Sotheby's London, 17 July 1985, lot 223.
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