Roman Egyptian pottery figure of Venus bathingR126
A fragment from a moulded pottery figure depicting Venus bathing.
Egypt, Roman period, 1st to 3rd Century AD
6.8 x 3 cms
Fragment as shown, repaired from two pieces
Ex. collection: Dr. Perry T. Rathbone (1911-2000), USA; acquired from Blanchard’s Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt in the early to mid 20th Century.
Dr Rathbone was a distinguished member of the American arts community; he was director of St Louis Art Museum between 1940-1955 and director of the Museum of Fine arts, Boston between 1955-1972.