A Roman marble torso of Venus
Lot 129W
A Roman marble torso of Aphrodite
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 34,000 - 50,000
withdrawn
Auction Details
A Roman marble torso of Venus A Roman marble torso of Venus A Roman marble torso of Venus A Roman marble torso of Venus A Roman marble torso of Venus
Lot Details
A Roman marble torso of Aphrodite
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
The goddess depicted standing in contrapposto, the weight on her right leg, her left relaxed, drapery swathed around her lower half, her body twisted forwards and to her right, 22in (56cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Austrian private collection, Vienna, acquired in the 1960s.

    Literature:
    This Aphrodite is a Roman copy of a similar type of the later 4th or 3rd Century B.C. Aphrodite of Capua of which the 2nd Century B.C. Aphrodite of Melos (Venus de Milo) is a Hellenistic variant. Cf. R.R.R. Smith, Hellenistic Sculpture , London, 1991, figs. 105, 305.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that unfortunately this lot has been delayed in shipping and so has had to be withdrawn from this auction. It will be offered by private sale at a later date. Please contact the Antiquities Department for further information.
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