|ROMAN OVER LIFE-SIZE MARBLE HEAD OF APHRODITE, TYPE OF THE CAPITOLINE VENUS
Derived from the Aphrodite of Cnidus by Praxiteles. With center-parted hair bound in a fillet, some strands pulled back from the forehead and tied into a loose top-knot, others pulled back over the tops of the ears, one tendril preserved falling along her neck, her oval face with a spade-shaped forehead, the large eyes unarticulated, with thick upper lids, the inner canthi drilled, the bow-shaped lips pressed together, on a long neck, her head tilted slightly to her left.
Ca. 2nd Century AD
H. 15 3/4 in. (38.7 cm.)
Ex private collection, Mr. G, Tours, France, 1940’s; Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 4 June 2009, lot 108.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2013, no. 14.