5 December 2012
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TWO ROMAN BRONZE FIGURES
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Including a standing Minerva, wearing a peplos with a long overfold, her aegis and a high-crested helmet, a phiale mesomphalos in her outstretched right hand; and a standing votary, wearing a long tunic and a mantle pulled up over the back of his head as a veil, holding a phiale in his lowered right hand
Minerva: 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) high (2)
Art Market, possibly Israel, prior to 1995.
Private Collection, New York.
Property of a New York Collector; Christie's, New York, 11 June 2003, lot 192.
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