Two Alabaster Figures of Aphrodite, circa 2nd/3rd Century A.D.
Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse
Two Alabaster Figures of Aphrodite
circa 2nd/3rd Century A.D.
each holding the folds of her cloak in one hand and clasping the other hand to the breast.
Heights 17 cm. and 20 cm.
One figure extensively weathered and encrusted, with large loss over buttocks and area below. Wire-mounted on a plastic base.
Other figure carved flat in back. Head formerly repaired across neck but now loose and kept separately. Remains of gesso overall. Old glue stains around neck break and on proper left shoulder. Mounted onto perspex board.
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