• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 154

    A ROMAN BRONZE LEFT HAND

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE LEFT HAND
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Over-lifesized, with the index finger and thumb extended, the middle, ring and pinky fingers curved in, all conforming to a now-missing cylindrical attribute encased in lead, the nails and knuckles articulated, the veins on the top of the hand delineated, plugs to the surface along the forearm now missing, one raised slightly
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    American Private Collection, 1970s.
    Stuart Pivar, New York, 1980s.
    with Safani Gallery, New York, 2008.