A Roman Bronze Figure of Venus Anadyomene

At her bath nude, save her diadem, the beguiling goddess arranges her hair with her left hand while gazing into her outstretched right hand, where she once held a mirror. Venus stands on her original bronze spool shaped pedestal with remnants of silver and glass paste inlaid decoration.

 

1st Century BC to 1st Century AD

Reattached to pedestal, otherwise intact; 19.3 x 6.9 cm (7 5/8 x 2 3⁄4")

Ex: Swiss private collection, before 1986.

 

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Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.35

Antiquarium Ltd.; Myth and Majesty (New York, 1992) no.60

 

 

 

Comparanda:

von Bothmer, Deitrich ; Ancient Art from New York Private Collections (New York, 1961) pl.57, no.158

 

Harvard Art Museums, The Sackler Museum  acc. no. 1971.30

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