4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 146,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
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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European Private Collection, 1976.
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