3 June 2009,
Price realised USD 11,875
USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Standing with her weight on her right leg, the left knee bent, wearing a belted tunic with long overfold, thick vertical creases falling between and on either side of her legs, a mantle draped over her left shoulder, across her body and over her separately-made and now-missing left arm, perhaps pulled up as a veil and falling along her left side
11 in. (27.9 cm.) high
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Private Collection, South of France, 1960.
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