London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A ROMAN MARBLE STATUE FRAGMENT
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Preserving the left foot and elbow of Hercules, holding a lion-skin draped over his forearm and falling down in folds over a notched tree trunk, the head and paw dangling, the nose wrinkled, the small eye deeply recessed, with thick tufty mane, holding a snake in its jaws, the body coiling down the trunk, with small head and serrated fangs, on an integral rectangular base
21½ in. (54.6 cm.) high
Fomerly in a French private collection, 1950s.
Accompanied by a French passport.
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This lot is accompanied by a French passport.
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