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LOT 0072

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GBP (£) 3,500 - 4,500
EUR (€) 3,850 - 4,960
USD ($) 4,540 - 5,840

Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £3,700

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Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £3,700

Roman Nude Venus Statuette

1st century BC-2nd century AD

A bronze figure of Venus (Greek Aphrodite) standing nude with right leg bent; the hair gathered in a chignon with strands extending to the shoulders and back, fine facial detailing with slightly protrusive annular eyes and small pert mouth; ribbed bracelet to the left upper arm; hand extended holding a pomegranate between thumb and forefingers; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 803 grams, 21cm including stand (8 1/4"). Very fine condition, right arm absent.

Provenance
From an important central London collection formed since the mid 1960s; thence by descent; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10138-164565.
Literature
Cf. Rolland, H., Bronzes Antiques de Haute Provence, Paris, 1965, items 75-76.



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