8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
A ROMAN BRONZE SQUATTING WOMAN
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Depicted nude but for anklets, armlets and bracelets, her legs spread wide apart, her arms bent and resting on the back of her hips, a garland in her hair, her head angled slightly forward and looking downward
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) high
with George Zachos.
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This piece may have functioned as a brothel gaming piece with the chance throw of the die determining the position to be assumed by the courtesan.
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