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Auction archive: Lot number 205

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF VENUS

Auction 11.06.2003
11 Jun 2003
Estimate
US$20,000 - US$30,000
Price realised:
US$19,120
Auction archive: Lot number 205

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF VENUS

Auction 11.06.2003
11 Jun 2003
Estimate
US$20,000 - US$30,000
Price realised:
US$19,120
Beschreibung:

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF VENUS Circa 2nd Century A.D. The goddess of love depicted in the pose of the so-called "Aphrodite Anadyomene," once knotting her hair atop her head, nude but for her mantle which is tightly tied low on her hips, revealing the upper portion of her pubic triangle and buttocks, standing with her weight on her right leg, her left leg bent at the knee, her drapery falling in thick folds between her legs and splaying out just above her feet, bending forward slightly creating a crease across her navel, a dolphin to her right serving as the support, its head down and its tail raised, a mostly-lost figure of Eros once standing above, together on an oval integral base 36¼ in. (92.1 cm) high

Auction archive: Lot number 205
Auction:
Datum:
11 Jun 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF VENUS Circa 2nd Century A.D. The goddess of love depicted in the pose of the so-called "Aphrodite Anadyomene," once knotting her hair atop her head, nude but for her mantle which is tightly tied low on her hips, revealing the upper portion of her pubic triangle and buttocks, standing with her weight on her right leg, her left leg bent at the knee, her drapery falling in thick folds between her legs and splaying out just above her feet, bending forward slightly creating a crease across her navel, a dolphin to her right serving as the support, its head down and its tail raised, a mostly-lost figure of Eros once standing above, together on an oval integral base 36¼ in. (92.1 cm) high

Auction archive: Lot number 205
Auction:
Datum:
11 Jun 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center
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