4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 50,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A ROMAN MARBLE MALE TORSO
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Depicted nude, his musculature well defined, including pronounced iliac crests and pectorals, a deep groove sculpted vertically along the center of the back, the right arm originally lowered and attached to the right hip by a strut, partially preserved, an iron pin emerging from the strut and the underside of the break in the right arm, the left leg originally slightly advanced, the navel deeply drilled, fillets falling along the shoulders, hollowed between the shoulders with a central mortise for attachment of the separately-made neck and head
9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) high
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Acquired by the current owner's grandparents, 1950s-1970s.
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