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Ancient Roman Marble head of Aphrodite, Circa 2nd Century A.D.

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Marble
Dimensions:  18 cm
Provenance:  German private collection, acquired in the late 1970s to early 1980s/ Acquired at Bonhams, London, Auction, October, 2014
Exhibited:  Feriarte, IFEMA (Madrid, 16-24 November 2019)
Published:  Antiquities, London, Bonhams, September 30th, 2014.


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The goddess of beauty and love depicted turning slightly to her left, with a smiling mouth and her pupils drilled, her hair centrally-parted and bound with a fillet, secured in a chignon at the base of her neck, with a top knot tied above her forehead, some polychrome remaining on her hair and face.



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