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Lot 217: Italian Nude Callipige Aphrodite Marble Sculpture
October 29, 2016
Cranston, RI, USALive Auction
Description: ITALY, 19TH CENTURY A fine and well carved sculpture in white Carrera marble of Aphrodite Kallipygos. This exceptional example depicts her lifting her dress and turning to see her buttocks reflected in the water of a pond. A statue of Aphrodite Kallipygos is in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. It is a Roman copy of the Greek original, dating back to the 1st century BC. The original sculpture is attributed to 2nd century BC, and thus belongs to the Hellenistic period. The one we are offing is a magnificent 19th C. Italian example.
Condition Report: Very good condition.
Dimensions: Measures 22" tall.