A Roman Marble Head of Aphrodite, circa 2nd Century A.D.
A Roman Marble Head of Aphrodite
circa 2nd Century A.D.
turned to her right, her eyes with incised irises, her centrally parted wavy hair swept back to a chignon behind, bound in a diadem, and gathered in a topknot; no restorations.
Height 15 cm.
A shown. Note chips and abrasions to most protruding parts, such as chin, nose, brows. ears, top knot, chignon, etc., as well as a fresh chip below proper right cheek. Hair more weathered in front than in back. Some of original polish preserved on face and neck and covered in root-marks. Shallow circular hole on neck break towards the back, perhaps an aborted attempt at drilling for a mount. Drilled in center of neck break for mounting on a steel pin set into a a wooden base.
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