10 June 2010
A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF A YOUTH
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Depicted nude, standing in contrapposto with his weight originally on his left leg, the right leg relaxed, his torso twisting with his right shoulder slightly forward, holding a cockerel in his left arm, his hand at the bird's left wing, its tail feathers curving along the contours of the boy's hip, remnants of a strut along his right thigh, a fragment of a support preserved along the back of his left thigh
24 in. (60.9 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11 June 1997, lot 116.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 10 December 2004, lot 576.
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Please note additional provenance on this lot:
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9-10 July 1992, lot 527.
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