8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
This lot is offered without a reserve
A ROMAN STONE AMULET
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Sculpted in the form of a half walnut, the exterior naturalistically rendered, the interior with a lovemaking scene, the woman reclining to the right with her back to the viewer, raised up on her elbow, supporting her raised left leg in her left hand, her lover kneeling against her, his hand on her upper left thigh, his head facing forward
1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) long
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