London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
CLASSICAL PART II
A CYCLADIC MARBLE TORSO
SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2600-2400 B.C.
In typical pose, the arms folded one above the other across the chest, with angular sloping shoulders, a shallow groove down the centre of the back, mounted
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
With Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres, Paris, 1970.
French private collection.
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