11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A ROMAN BRONZE ODYSSEUS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The hero depicted nude, lunging forward on his left leg, the right extending back, his muscular torso twisted, his arms bent, the right held forth, the left pulled back at the shoulder, his head turned sharply to his right, wearing his characteristic conical pilos helmet high on his head, with a full beard and thick curls framing his face
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
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Odysseus' stance recalls his position on the massive sculptural group of the Blinding of Polyphemus from Sperlonga. See fig. 10 in Buitron, et al., The Odyssey and Ancient Art.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1995 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VIII, part 2, no. 37).
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III