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A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE
A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE
A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE
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A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE

CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
41 in. (104 cm.) high
Provenance
Nicolas Koutoulakis (1910-1996), Paris and Geneva, acquired prior to 1987; thence by descent to the present owner.
Special notice

These lots have been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
This lot will be stored at Crozier Park Royal and will be available for collection from 12.00pm on the second business day following the sale. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 I Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com.

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Lot Essay


With her relaxed stance leaning on a column, this may be a representation of a Muse, one of the nine goddesses of arts and science. They were a popular choice of decoration from the Hellenistic Period, and continued to be used by the Romans for the embellishment of theatres, baths, private estates, and in relief on sarcophagi. For a sarcophagus decorated with Muses, see no. 84, pp. 171-177 in F. Baratte and C. Metzger, Musée du Louvre, Catalogue des sarcophages en pierre d'époques romaine et paléochrétienne.


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