4 June 2008
A ROMAN BRONZE DANCING LAR
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Depicted standing with his weight on his toes, the left leg advanced, the heels lifted, wearing sandals and a short tunic pinned at the shoulders, a mantle tied around his waist, the skirt and ties billowing behind, his head slightly downturned to his left, his short, wavy locks upswept, the eyes inlaid in glass, the left arm raised above his head, the right lowered, both once holding now-missing attributes
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high
German Art Market, before 1995.
Anonymous Sale; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, 11 July 2006, lot 335.
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His right hand may have held a situla and his left a sheaf of wheat. For a similar example preserving these attributes, found in Herculaneum, see no. 214 in Ward-Perkins and Claridge, Pompeii, A.D. 79, Vol. II.
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