[NUMBER 558] 558 CARVED BOXWOOD STATUETTE GERMAN, BEGINNING OP THE 17TH CENTURY Venus Rising from the Bath. Her nude body is placed with her left foot on a pillar. With her right hand she screens her breast, while with her left she holds a draped cloth. Her hair is in waves tied in the baek with a knot. Inspired by a sculpture of Gianbologna. Exquisite patina. Height without plinth, 51/4 inches Illustrated and described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1891, vol. 3, p. 262, No. 29, Color Plate IV. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 2151 ; Atlas, Plate LIL [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 273