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Roman - Important Statuette - Aphrodite

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 688

Estimate
GBP (£) 50,000 - 80,000
EUR (€) 56,700 - 90,710
USD ($) 69,930 - 111,890
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £57,500

ROMAN - IMPORTANT STATUETTE - APHRODITE

3rd century AD. Superbly modelled solid cast, large standing figure of Aphrodite with columnar base, holding and looking into a (separately cast) circular mirror in her right hand. and with a pomegranate in her left hand. 875 grams, 272 mm (11.75 inches).

Condition
Superb and important. The pale green, even patination stable and most attractive and with a suggestion of possible silvering.

Provenance
Ex European collection and London collections (1967). Accompanied by three documents attesting to ownership.

Literature
See Christine Mitchell Havelock, The Aphrodite of Knidos and Her Successors, 1995, for general information.

Footnotes
Most of the important depictions of Aphrodite are considered to derive from the famous Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles, the renowned Greek sculptor. The figure also has affinities with the equally famed Venus de Milo. The Greeks achieved the zenith in nude sculptural depictions of goddesses; this tradition was taken up in ancient Rome, and at the Renaissance was emulated by such later masters as Cellini.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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