"Roman Head Of Goddess Venus In Antique Carved Marble, Roman Art From The 2nd Century Ad"A carved marble head of goddess Venus
Roman era, 2nd century AD
Face of the goddess Venus (Aphrodite) in carved marble, representing her from the front, the hair divided by a parting into thick wavy bands, surrounded by a smooth band or tiara, the missing nose, the mouth formerly made of metal (the two holes are visible).
It is a calm and expressionless face, still very classic.
The flat back, not sculpted.
Lacks and damages.
Roman period, 2nd century AD.
H. 16 x L. 11.5 cm.
Mounted on a modern metal base (H. 23 cm in total).
Private collection, Monte-Carlo (Monaco), 1990's.