Roman head of the goddess Venus, with a diadem
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.
Formerly in a French collection, acquired in 1976 at the gallery Uraeus, Paris
Connaissance des Arts, n.273, November 1974, p.25
Formerly in the English private collection of Sir Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchett (1868-1930), New-Kingdom