Bronze Statuette of Venus

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.7 cm high
Price: 6 000 Euro
Ref: 3371
Provenance: French private collection Pierre, Claude & Jeanine Verité, acquired between 1930 and 1980. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Both hands missing, both legs broken on the thighs.
Description: Very elegant bronze statuette of the goddess Venus, even though preserved only as a fragment. She stands with her weight on the left leg, the right one bent forward. The body of the nude Venus is energetically turned to the left, her head slightly bent downwards. The right arm is raised, the left one held down. Venus’ hair is parted in the centre and pulled up high. Two curly strands cascading left and right to the shoulders. The deep lying eyes were possibly once with silver inlays. A high-quality bronze work. Mounted.