5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED FLORIDA PRIVATE COLLECTION
A ROMAN MARBLE TOGATUS
CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.-EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Depicted wearing a tunic beneath a heavy toga that drapes over his left shoulder and diagonally across the body, with a small flap of fabric rolled over the gathered diagonal, standing with his weight on his left leg, the right bent at the knee, the now-missing right arm, left hand and head all originally pinned in place, preserving the upper edge of the tree-stump support on the proper left side
66 in. (167 cm.) high
Art Market, Belgium, 1999.
with Axel Vervoordt, Belgium, 2000.
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For a togatus displaying a similar arrangement of the garments see the figure of a man carrying a bust of an ancestor in each hand, no. 13 in Kleiner, Roman Sculpture.
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