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A GRECO-ROMAN STYLE MARBLE SCULPTURE, "Venus Pudica," POSSIBLY 1ST-4TH CENTURY AD, the classical style white marble torso of nude female with elegant jugular notch over slight shoulders framing apple breasts to a naturally rendered belly and hip curve; her back bends slightly forward revealing dimples of Venus above her callipygous steatopygia; she stands in contrapposto, now mounted on an ebonized wood stepped square plinth base, likely modeled after the Aphrodite of Menophantos. Height: 16" Diameter: 6" Note: Reference: "Roman Marble Torso of Venus, C. 2nd Century A.D.," Auctionata Paddle8 AG, Berlin, Germany, May 9, 2014 sale, European Antiques & Collectables, Lot 58, sold €30,000.

Condition

Apparent losses, surface wear, some soil within crevices, residues at mountings, filled areas at arms, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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A GRECO-ROMAN STYLE MARBLE SCULPTURE, "Venus Pudica,"

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000Feb 16, 2020
Starting Price $9,000
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