A Roman Marble Bust of Aphrodite, circa 2nd Century A.D
Property from a North American Private Collection
A Roman Marble Bust of Aphrodite
circa 2nd Century A.D
turned slightly to her left, her centrally-parted wavy hair arranged in a top knot with loose curls, tied in a chignon, and surmounted by a diadem, small curls escaping behind the ears; nose, chin with part of right cheek, parts of ears and diadem, chignon, and shoulders restored.
Total height 42 cm.; height of head 23 cm.
Shoulders, most of lock of hair falling from behind proper l. ear, chin together with front half of proper r. lower jaw, lower lip, nose, and small area of diadem restored in marble. Facial features have lost some of their definition due to re-polishing. Some staining along neck-join and on back of proper r. jaw. Top of head quite dirty from accumulated grime. Round socle dates from same period as restorations and is carved separately from plinth and shoulders. Small repair or restoration to edge of modern shoulders along proper r. side.
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For the arrangement of the top knot see the head of the Crouching Aphrodite type: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/11224. A diadem is a common decorative feature added by Roman sculptors to heads of Aphrodite (e.g. a head of the Cnidian Aphrodite type: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/34733).