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LOT 0169

Estimate
GBP (£) 40,000 - 60,000
EUR (€) 45,470 - 68,210
USD ($) 51,260 - 76,890

Opening Bid
£40,000 (EUR 45,470; USD 51,258) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Roman Statuette of the Goddess Venus

2nd-3rd 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, with two tresses falling past her shoulders; her oval face with almond-shaped eyes beneath gently-arching brows, slightly-parted lips, and a rounded chin; standing on a columnar base, the goddess depicted nude, with a slender physique, standing with her weight on her left leg, similar to that of the Capitoline Venus; holding and looking into a circular mirror held in her right hand and a pomegranate in her left, both professionally re-attached. 875 grams, 27 cm (11 3/4"). Extremely fine and important. The pale green, even patination stable and most attractive, with a suggestion of silvering.

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Provenance
Formerly with Lennox Galleries, London, UK; previously in the David Strong collection, London, UK, 2005; ex. L. Grenacs, Brussels, 1967; accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate.

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


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 25th Feb 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 26th Feb 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

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