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Antiquity of Roman Large Bust-Weight of Venus with Silver Inlaid Eyes, Germany

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Large bust weight of Venus with silver inlaid eyes and celestial diadem,Roman culture,Germany,2nd-3rd century AD. The goddess is depicted nude, slightly gazing to her right with detailed silver inlaid eyes and firmly expressed lips. Her hair is piled high in two parts, loosely drawn back and tied in a chignon. The goddess has been depicted nude, wearing an impressive celestial diadem with three luminaries (two of them silver inlaid) and six lunae. Material: Bronze (copper alloys and lead), decorated with silver inlays. Traces of lead fillings for calibration of the weight Dimensions: Height 14 cm. Provenance: Old private coll. Munich, Germany before 1980. Later : Görny and Mosch GmbH, Munich, 1999/ Private coll. Schellingerhout, Nieuwenhagen, Netherlands (acquired in 1999) / ex private collection KS, Antwerp, Belgium. Certificate:Akanthos. Akanthos Ancient Art Antwerp Expertise For: Artefact: Bust weight of Venus (Aphrodite) with large celestial diadem and silver inlaid eyes. Country: Germany. Culture: Roman. Date: 2nd-3rd century AD. Material: Bronze (copper alloys), decorated with silver inlays. Traces of lead fillings for calibration of the weight Lit: Published and illustrated: GM Munich, 98 /1999 number 2307. Provenance: Old private coll. Munich, Germany before 1980. Later: Görny and Mosch GmbH, Munich, 1999/ Private coll. Schellingerhout, Nieuwenhagen, Netherlands (acquired in 1999) / ex private collection KS, Antwerp, Belgium. Remarks: Dimensions: Height: 14 cm. Steelyard weight in the form of a bust of Venus. Her head is turned to the right and her hair piled high, in two parts loosely drawn back and tied in a chignon . The goddess has been depicted nude, wearing an impressive celestial diadem with three luminaries (two silver inlaid) and six lunae. Signed for authenticity Drs. Karl Stimm Date Oever 7 2000 Antwerp Belgium Phone 0032 32 48 18 55 Bank KBC 736-0008812-49 BTW BE 0501.315.301 R.P.R. Antwerp. Document under Belgian Law. Only the Belgian Courts of the district of Antwerp are qualified to judge any possible dispute caused by this document.  

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    Good
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.52 in. x Dm 4.73 in.H 14 cm x Dm 12 cm
  • Diameter
    4.73 in. (12 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Antwerp, BE
  • Reference Number
    LU931812715251
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