Roman head of the goddess Venus, with a diadem

White marble
Roman art, 1st century AD.
H.: 33 cm

Her wavy hair is made of many locks, separated by a parting on the middle, with some falling on the shoulders. The young woman is also wearing a smooth diadem. The nose, frequently broken on similar works of art, is original. The features of the face are fine and regular, the facial expression is serene and wise.

Provenance: Formerly in a French collection, acquired in 1976 at the gallery Uraeus, Paris
Formerly in the English private collection of Sir Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchett (1868-1930), New-Kingdom

Literature: Connaissance des Arts, n.273, November 1974, p.25