A Roman Bronze Figure of Venus Anadyomene
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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.

 

#6091

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