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RARE Roman Bronze Fitting With Goddess Venus On A Dolphin
Description: A Roman cast bronze fitting, depicting the goddess Venus Anadyomene or Venus Rising From the Sea. She is depicted in iconic pose, having just emerged from the ocean, ringing the water from her wet hair, whilst sitting on the back of a dolphin swimming, its tail raised; her head is slightly tilted and she sits with her right leg raised over her left knee, her arms raised to squeeze the water from her long hair; on a round base, with fixing ring below; loose-fitted on a wood display block
Condition: Very Fine condition, a few very minor bumps and scrapes.
Period: C. 2nd-4th century A.D.
Size: H: 6.4cm
Height with block 9.3cm