A Roman marble draped figure
Lot 283*W
A Roman marble draped female figure
Sold for £132,000 (US$ 213,774) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Roman marble draped female figure
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Possibly Aphrodite or a personification, over life-size, the lower body swathed in heavy folds of drapery, wrapped about the hips with the ends falling in front, standing on an integral base with the left leg bent to rest a sandaled foot on a swan, 45in (114cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property from the Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue. Accompanied by a copy of a photograph of the figure in situ in the gardens of the Donohue residence.

    Literature:
    Other goddesses and personifications are sometimes depicted standing on animals. A similar example of Aphrodite Ourania standing with her foot resting on a tortoise is now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, acc. no. AO 20126; and for a personification with a bull's head, see the figure of Melpomene, the muse of tragic poetry, found in front of the Celsus Library, Ephesus, now in Kunsthistorisches Museum, Antikensammlung, Vienna, Inv. I 812.
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