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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 696

    TORSE D'ATHLETE EN MARBRE

    ART ROMAIN, IIEME SIECLE APRES J.C.

    Price Realised  

    TORSE D'ATHLETE EN MARBRE
    ART ROMAIN, IIEME SIECLE APRES J.C.
    Représenté debout, la jambe droite en avant, la jambe gauche en arrière, les deux bras abaissés, le gauche se détachant du corps
    Hauteur : 27.9 cm. (11 in.)


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    Le style de ce torse s'inspire du Discobole attribué à Naukydes, disciple de Polyclète. La meilleure représentation de ce modèle est conservée au musée du Capitole à Rome. Voir Ridgway, Fourth-Century Styles in Greek Sculpture, pl. 56.

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    Provenance

    Acquis entre 1970 et 1980


    Post Lot Text

    A ROMAN MARBLE MALE TORSO
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Standing with the right leg advanced, the left pulled back, both arms lowered, the left projecting out from the body

    The style of this torso is based on the so-called Diskobolos attributed to Naukydes, a follower of Polykleitos. The type is best represented in an example in the Capitoline Museums, Rome, pl. 56 in Ridgway, Fourth-Century Styles in Greek Sculpture.