THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF VENUS
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Depicted nude, the goddess standing with her weight on her left leg, her right knee slightly bent, her lowered right arm extending forward, her left hand over her pudendum, her head turned to her left, her long hair center-parted with some pulled into a top-knot, two tendrils falling to her shoulders, the rest tied with a band and hanging down her back, topped with a crescentic diadem, her eyes and lips inlaid with silver
4¼ in. (10.8 cm) high