30 May 1997,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 5,750
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF APHRODITE
circa 2nd century a.d.
Standing with her weight on her left leg, her right bent slightly at the knee, wearing a clinging chiton which reveals the form of her body beneath, and a himation over her left shoulder and arm, draped diagonally across her waist, a figure of Eros wearing a thick garland on her left shoulder, an apple in her left hand, a "hand garland" in her right hand raised to her shoulder, her center-parted wavy hair tied in a chignon in back, traces of red pigment around the eyes and on the hair
12¼in. (31.1cm.) high
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For another Aphrodite with the same attributes see no. 218 in Weiss, Ebla to Damascus, Art and Archeology of Ancient Syria.
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