Marble Head of Venus

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 7.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3151
Provenance: Collection Dupré-Töpfer, acquired in the early 1990s. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, Frankfurt. With certificate of Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 01485.
Condition: A small chip on the double knot, some wear on nose and chin.
Description: Lean, youthful head of Venus of finely crystalline marble. The eyes are framed by thick lids, a pouting mouth with thick lips. The hair parted in the middle and pulled back into a thick bun. The goddess is wearing a thin hair band on her head, a typical double knot on her calotte behind the ribbon. Mounted.