25 October 2016
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
This lot is offered without a reserve
A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF VENUS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high
Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1 December 1954, lot 110.
Acquired by the family of the current owner from the above; thence by descent.
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