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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 248

    A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF APOLLO KITHAROIDOS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF APOLLO KITHAROIDOS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The god of music standing with his weight on his left leg, his right bent at the knee, a plectrum in each hand, his right arm lowered, his left arm bent and resting on his kithara which is placed atop a rock or omphalos, wearing a mantle over his shoulders, with zigzag folds falling behind the kithara, over a high belted, long-sleeved chiton and sandals, his long tresses falling onto each shoulder, on an integral plinth
    14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    American Private Collection, 1990.
    European Private Collection.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 June 2003, lot 176.