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LOT 0077

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GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 8,860 - 11,070
USD ($) 10,450 - 13,060

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£8,000 (EUR 8,858; USD 10,447) (+bp*)

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Roman Statuette of Juno

1st-2nd century AD

A substantial bronze figure of Juno (Greek Hera) standing with right hand in gripping pose, left hand extended palm-upwards, engraved collar to the neck and diadem to the hair, palla gathered at the waist, slipping from the right shoulder; mounted on a custom-made stand. 692 grams total, 25cm including stand (10"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a central London gentleman; with Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 21 October 1999, lot 178; previously in the family collection of Kyros Melas; formerly with Horatio and Patsy Melas; the early 20th century collection having been moved from Alexandria in 1967.
Footnotes
The figure's pose recalls that of the statue of Juno Sospita in the Vatican museum, Rome.