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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    A ROMAN MARBLE RIVER GOD

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

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    A ROMAN MARBLE RIVER GOD
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Reclining to his left, his right leg bent at the knee and crossing his left, wearing a mantle wrapped tightly around his legs, exposing his feet and leaving his torso bare, leaning on a jar from which issues forth water, depicted undulating below, his left hand on the rim, his right arm extending along his side, an attribute in his hand, depicted with a full head of hair and a beard composed of wild wavy locks
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, Paris, 1980.