8 June 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A MIDWEST COLLECTION
A ROMAN BRONZE BUST OF A GODDESS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Probably depicting Diana, the goddess wearing a peplos with a U-shaped neckline, her slender neck highlighted by subtle Venus lines, her oval face with a small rounded chin and a sensual mouth, the gently-arching brows merging with the bridge of her slender nose, the lidded eyes articulated, her wavy center-parted hair bound in a fillet and arranged in a top-knot, with short curving locks along her forehead and before her ears
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high
with Pars Ancient Antiques, London, 1999.
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