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Early Roman Cast Bronze Figure of Venus

At her bath nude, save her diadem, the beguiling goddess arranges her hair with her left hand while gazing into her outstretched right hand, where she once held a mirror. Venus stands on her original bronze spool shaped pedestal with remnants of silver and glass paste inlaid decoration.

Reattached to pedestal, otherwise intact

1st Century BC to 1st Century AD

Reattached to pedestal, otherwise intact; 19.3 x 6.9 cm (7 5/8 x 2 3⁄4")


Ex: Swiss private collection, before 1986.

Exhibited: BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII. (London, 2019) p.35 Antiquarium Ltd.; Myth and Majesty (New York, 1992) no.60

Comparanda: von Bothmer, Deitrich ; Ancient Art from New York Private Collections (New York, 1961) pl.57, no.158 Harvard Art Museums, The Sackler Museum acc. no. 1971.30

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