A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite Pudica
Lot 62
A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite Pudica
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 25,197) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite Pudica
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Depicted nude standing with the weight on her right leg, her left leg bent at the knee, her left hand resting on a drapery covered upturned amphora, once in the 'Pudica' pose with the remains of her right hand visible on her left leg, her hair arranged in a chignon, with small drilled holes for the suspension of earrings, 13in (33cm) high, mounted


  • Provenance:
    With Simone de Montbrison, Paris, in 1990.
    French private collection, circa 1960s-70s.

    After the 4th Century B.C. Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles. For similar figures of Aphrodite with draped vessels, cf. S. Reinach, Repertoire de la Statuaire Greque et Romaine, tome III, Paris, 1904, p.110.
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