Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN BRONZE VENUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The goddess depicted nude, standing with her weight on her left leg, her right bent at the knee, her right arm extended, holding an attribute in her clenched fist, her left bent and folded towards her body, her head turned to her right, gazing downward, with almond-shaped eyes and incised pupils, her wavy hair center parted and pulled back in a chignon at the nape of her neck, surmounted by a patterned crescentic diadem
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high
Acquired by Dr. Alfred Vogl and Patricia Stickney, New York, early 1950s-1973.
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For a similar example, see no. 90 in Jentel, "Aphrodite (in Peripheria Orientali)" in LIMC.
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