Romano British bronze figure of the goddess Venus circa 1st century AD. A large early bronze figure of the Roman goddess of love, Venus. Here she is shown naked with right arm outstretched and the left raised. The weight is to the right leg with the left bent forwards. She wears a head dress and has crude facial features and small breasts indicating a young woman. The figure although crude, is very well modeled. The surface has a good green patina generally and is slightly pitted with age. A rare opportunity to acquire this large Roman bronze figure not usually seen outside of museum collections. The item was discovered in the Chiltern Hills area of south Oxfordshire UK during the mid-20th century. From an old English collection.
Size: 12.5 x 5 cms