A Roman marble head of a Venus

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Lot 135*
A Roman marble head of a Venus

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,800
A Roman marble head of a Venus
Circa 1st Century A.D.
With lidded almond-shaped eyes set beneath arching brows, and full, pert lips, her wavy centrally-parted hair drawn back from her oval face and arranged in a top-knot, 10cm high

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  • Provenance:
    Private collection, Massachusetts, gifted from a friend who acquired the piece at a Phillips auction in London prior to 2001; and thence by descent to the present owner.
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