Roman pottery figure of VenusG75
A hollow moulded terracotta figure depicting Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.
Roman, North African colonies (modern Tunisia), 2nd or 3rd Century AD
Repaired crudely from numerous fragments as well a some losses and sections filled in painted plaster
19 x 8.6 cms
Ex. collection: Marius-Victor-Ernest Dumas (North Africa and France); acquired in Tunisia between c. 1890-1920. M. Dumas was Controleur Civile (French colonial administrator) of the city of Sousse in Tunisia prior to World War I. This collection of Roman and North African antiquities has remained in the family for the past 100 years in the Haute-Savoie region of France.