A rare Roman game or dice figure of black colored bone depicting a squatting nude woman. Her face is round with broad jaws, her hair is laid in waves, pulled together to a bun in the back. On the flattened sides the numbers from 1 to 6 are arranged by the use of annulets as following : hair bun (1), breasts (2), left arm (3), right arm (4), buttock (5), thighs (6).
2nd century A.D.
Provenance: Munich private collection prior to 1980 ; acquired by us from "Christoph Bacher Archäologie Ancient Art" in Vienna in 2018.
Dimensions: height 4cm
2 200 €