3 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A COLORADO PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN BRONZE VENUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Inspired by the Capitoline Venus, depicted nude, standing with her weight on her left leg, her right bent at the knee, her left hand positioned over her pudendum, her hair center parted, swept up in sections and tied in a chignon, surmounted by a high crescentic diadem decorated with a palmette and rosettes, her eyes with recessed pupils, the brows merging with her slender nose
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high
English Private Collection.
Eric Korner, Esq., United Kingdom, early 1960s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 April 2004, lot 278.
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