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    ROMAN. Provincial workshop, ca. AD 150-250. Marble of standing figure of Venus. Headless torso stands 7.25" (18 cm) tall on custom 1" base. She stands in a characteristic pose with her upper body exposed and lower body draped with a himation wrapped around her left arm, waist and legs. Part of marble on lower section has delaminated, leaving a large section of of rough, porous stone; area around this damage has discolored bright green, likely from contact with a copper or bronze artifact during burial. Marble is otherwise in decent shape. Whole sculpture could use some careful conservation.

    From the Estate of Gloria and Melville B. Nimmer, Westwood, CA. Acquired from Astarte Gallery, London, January 1983.

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    September, 2011
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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