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LARGE ROMAN BRONZE VENUS STATUE

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LARGE ROMAN BRONZE VENUS STATUE
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Ca. 1-100 AD A large bronze statuette of goddess Venus standing with her weight on her right leg, the left leg bent at the knee and slightly advanced, leaning into her right hip, her slender torso nude; her both arms bent as to adjust a necklace; her head turned to her right, her gaze slightly downturned; the pupils recessed, her hair arranged in an intricate coiffure. Venus was the god of love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory. She was an especially important god for the Romans as she was also the mother of Aeneas, their mythical ancestor. For a similar see The Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Object Number: 57.AB.13. Item comes with a professional historical report from Ancient Report Specialists.Size: L:200mm / W:70mm ; 350gProvenance: From the private collection of Mr. R. Unger; previously with a London gallery; acquired in the 1980s on the UK art market.
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LARGE ROMAN BRONZE VENUS STATUE

Estimate £7,000 - £14,000
Oct 09, 2022
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Starting Price £4,500
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0043: LARGE ROMAN BRONZE VENUS STATUE
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Est. £7,000 - £14,000Starting Price £4,500
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Lot 0043 Details
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Ca. 1-100 AD A large bronze statuette of goddess Venus standing with her weight on her right leg, the left leg bent at the knee and slightly advanced, leaning into her right hip, her slender torso nude; her both arms bent as to adjust a necklace; her head turned to her right, her gaze slightly downturned; the pupils recessed, her hair arranged in an intricate coiffure. Venus was the god of love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory. She was an especially important god for the Romans as she was also the mother of Aeneas, their mythical ancestor. For a similar see The Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Object Number: 57.AB.13. Item comes with a professional historical report from Ancient Report Specialists.Size: L:200mm / W:70mm ; 350gProvenance: From the private collection of Mr. R. Unger; previously with a London gallery; acquired in the 1980s on the UK art market.
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