A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE TORSO
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A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE TORSO

CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE TORSO
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Standing with weight on left leg, wearing a finely pleated chiton with open buttoned sleeves and bound with a cord tied in a Herakles' knot beneath the breasts, an himation wrapped around her waist and draped over left arm, her left hand on hip, 58 in. (147.3 cm.) high; a later marble head, her hair swept back in a chignon and wreathed with roses, 18th Century A.D., 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high; and other 18th Century A.D. marble additions including a right forearm, 14½ in. (37.5 cm.) long, a plain pillar with fragmentary capital and associated fragments, 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) long max., and a model of a press, the two sides decorated with a frieze of rhomboids and dots, 16¾ in. (42.7 cm.)
Provenance
Formerly at Dalkeith Palace, Edinburgh.
It has been suggested that the sculpture may have been acquired by Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, 5th Duke of Queensberry (1746-1812), while touring on the continent between 1764-1766 with his tutor, Adam Smith.

Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch (1651-1732) and widow of the Duke of Monmouth, remodelled the old castle of Dalkeith at the beginning of the 18th Century, and it remains today with little change. It continued to be occupied as a family residence until early in the 20th Century, with guests including George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria and Edward VII.
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