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Lot 107: Fantastic Graeco-Roman marble head of Aphrodite

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Fantastic Graeco-Roman marble head of Aphrodite
  • Fantastic Graeco-Roman marble head of Aphrodite
  • Fantastic Graeco-Roman marble head of Aphrodite
  • Fantastic Graeco-Roman marble head of Aphrodite
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Description: A fantastic Graeco-Roman marble head of Aphrodite, 2nd Century AD, her features beautifully rendered with detailed eyes, her hair curled in plaits and tied with a ribbon. The back of the head has been flattened and a rectangular depressed added, traces of the plait at the back of the head suggest the back of the head was added as there wasn’t enough stone on the original block. H: 12 ½ in (31.7 cm). Light surface deposits remain, mounted on a custom aluminum base. Ex collection of Manou Mobedshahi . Purchased by William Gaylord at Christie's, New York, circa 1983.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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