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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 60

    A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED MALE TORSO

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED MALE TORSO
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Possibly a god, depicted standing with weight on his right leg, the left bend at the knee, his right arm lowered, his now-missing left arm once raised, perhaps holding a scepter, his body enveloped in a tunic with deep U-shaped folds running down his chest, a mantle wrapped around him, draped across his waist and falling over his left shoulder, with excess folds falling down his side, a tree trunk support preserved along his side
    16 ¾ in. (42.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner, Geneva, 1980s; thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION