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A Hellenistic Marble Figure of Aphrodite, circa 2nd/1st century B.C.

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Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Property from an American Private Collection

A Hellenistic Marble Figure of Aphrodite, circa 2nd/1st century B.C.

A Hellenistic Marble Figure of Aphrodite, circa 2nd/1st century B.C.

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

40,320

GBP

Property from an American Private Collection

A Hellenistic Marble Figure of Aphrodite

circa 2nd/1st century B.C.


the goddess standing with the weight on her right leg and leaning down to remove her sandal, her head turned to the right, drapery beneath her left thigh, her face with softly carved features, her hair parted in the center, bound in a wide diadem, and drawn back in long waves to a chignon behind; no restorations.

Height 45.7 cm.

Fragmentary as shown. Repaired above and below right knee, across proper left shoulder, and at base of neck. Surface weathered and lightly encrusted overall, except on proper left side of head, proper right hip, and inside proper right calf, where surface has retained some of its original polish. Minor nicks and scratches overall. Proper right arm break drilled and with remains of a steel pin. Drilled through proper left leg break for mounting on perspex base.


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European private collection (Sotheby's, New York, December 10th, 1999, no. 252)
Evelyn Aimis, Florida, acquired at the above sale
acquired by the current owner from the above on February 15th, 2005