9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE TORSO
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Sculpted wearing a belted tunic with an overfold, the V-shaped collar with corresponding folds at her chest, the drapery clinging to her breasts, a mantle draped over her left shoulder and descending across her back, vertical folds along her back, a horizontal gathering of folds across her hips
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high
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French Private Collection, 1985.
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