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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 210

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF A PTOLEMAIC RULER IN THE GUISE OF HERMES

    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF A PTOLEMAIC RULER IN THE GUISE OF HERMES
    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Standing naked, weight on right leg, left leg bent at the knee, wearing a foliate wreath in his wavy hair, tied at the back with ribbons falling down onto his shoulders, crowned by a diminutive central plume, a himation draped around his upper body and over his left arm, his left fist clenched, muscles sensitively modelled with pubic hair detailed, mounted
    7 in. (18 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1840-1929) in England in 1892.


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