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LOT 0093

Estimate
GBP (£) 18,000 - 24,000
EUR (€) 20,630 - 27,510
USD ($) 23,240 - 30,990

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£18,000 (EUR 20,630; USD 23,242) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Roman Marble Head of Aphrodite

1st-2nd century AD

The goddess of love depicted with youthful idealising features on a slender neck, hair dressed in a chignon to the rear, two tresses pulled up over the crown of her head and fastened in a top-knot, her oval face with almond-shaped eyes beneath gently-arching brows, slightly-parted lips, and a rounded chin; mounted on a custom-made stand. 9.8 kg, 41cm including stand (16"). Very fine condition, cleaned.

Provenance
From the private collection of James E Bonstow, 1997/8-2015; acquired from the estate of Stanley Payton of Devon, England; previously part of Mr Payton's private collection formed in Torquay, between 1930-1950s, supplied with geologic report No. TL004936, by geologic consultant Dr R. L. Bonewitz.

Literature
See Havelock, C.M. The Aphrodite of Knidos and Her Successors, Michigan, 1995 for discussion.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
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Viewing from noon Thursday 22nd Nov. 2018
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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