4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN MARBLE VENUS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The goddess depicted nude, her torso curving to her left, her right arm originally raised, her neck tilted to her left, the right leg slightly advanced
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Said to have been found on the Acropolis, Athens in 1889.
Collection of Mrs. Jack Klein, Stockton, California, by descent from her father who acquired it in the 1920s.
Gifted to the current owner in the 1960s.
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