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LOT 0156

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EUR (€) 580 - 820
USD ($) 630 - 880

Current bid: £220 (+bp*)
(22 Bids, Reserve met)

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(22 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £220
ROMANO-BRITISH BRONZE STATUETTE OF VENUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
4 3/4 in. (235 grams total, 12 cm including stand).

The goddess modelled standing nude with her hair dressed in loose hanks at the sides and a transverse braid above the brow; left hand raised to one hank of hair, right hand extended with palm open to accept a patera; provincial workmanship; mounted on a custom-made stand. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
By repute found UK.
From a collection acquired on the UK art market from various auction houses and collections mostly before 2000.
From an important Cambridgeshire estate; thence by descent.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Durham, E., Metal Figurines in Roman Britain, vol. 2, Reading, 2010, pl.224.

CONDITION