• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 182

    A ROMAN BRONZE MILITARY FIGURE

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE MILITARY FIGURE
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Wearing a belted tunic, the belt with two long tassels falling along his right thigh, his mantle draped over his left shoulder and pinned at his right shoulder with a circular fibula, his parazonium (dagger) sheathed and hanging from his baldric, draped diagonally over his right shoulder, a long staff in his extended right hand, a scroll in his left, his oval face with a pointed chin, the small fleshy lips slightly downturned, the convex eyes with thick lids, the pupils and irises articulated, his hair a mass of tousled locks, the hairs individually incised, traces of gilding preserved
    10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Vienna Private Collection, 1990s.
    Anonymous sale; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, 14 December 2005, lot 69.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III