• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 164

    A ROMAN MARBLE ARCHAISTIC TORSO

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE ARCHAISTIC TORSO
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Standing with her weight on her left leg, the right slightly advanced, wearing a chiton below a himation with the overfold fastened on the right shoulder and falling diagonally over her chest; the head, shoulders and legs below the knees all later restorations
    37 in. (93.9 cm.) high as restored


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    For a related Archaistic kore see the example in Madrid, fig. 84 in Fullerton, The Archaistic Style in Roman Statuary.

    Provenance

    Wright Ludington, Santa Barbara.
    Avery Brundage, acquired from Ludington in the 1960s.
    Wolfe Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN