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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 275

    A ROMAN BRONZE LEFT LEG

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE LEFT LEG
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Preserving the lower calf and foot from a statue, the heel raised, wearing a high crepida sandal with elements from a trochas sandal, with a thick sole and band across the vamp, the toes exposed, with straps criss-crossed over the top of the foot and attached with studs to the sides of the boot, the back of the foot enclosed, a tongue (lingula) extending from the top of the foot to above the ankle and tied at mid-calf, the long toes naturalistically rendered with knuckles and nails delineated
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1976.