A Roman Bronze Figure of Aphrodite, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Property from an American Private Collection
A Roman Bronze Figure of Aphrodite
circa 2nd Century A.D.
standing with the weight on her right leg and holding her girdle in her extended right hand, the pupils drilled, her hair arranged in two rows of curls above the forehead, tied in a chignon, surmounted by a crescentic diadem with engraved dotted zigzag ornament, and falling in two long spiral curls onto the shoulders in front.
Height 20.5 cm.
Tip of proper left big toe and tips of left fingers missing. Casting flaw under proper left breast. Surface slightly worn and uneven, with traces of repatination. Feet fastened onto quadrangular variegated green and black marble base typical of late 19th/early 20th c.
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