A Hellenistic Marble Torso of Aphrodite Anadyomene, circa 2nd/1st Century A.D.
A Hellenistic Marble Torso of Aphrodite Anadyomene
circa 2nd/1st Century A.D.
standing with her weight on the left leg, her left arm and right forearm formerly raised to arrange her hair; most chips filled with plaster textured and painted to resemble shallow breaks.
Height 30.5 cm.
Chips overall are deeper than they look, as each one was painstakingly filled with plaster and had its surface textured and painted to look like that of a shallow chip.
Entire surface is very grimy, probably a combination of wax, dirt, and palm grease. Even a light professional cleaning could work wonders.
Firmly mounted onto swiveling wood stand.
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French art market, 1920s/1930s (based on Inagaki-style mount, old restorations, and smoky patina)
French private collection (Sotheby's, London, European Sculpture & Works of Art, July 16th, 1999, no. 77, illus, as "after the antique")