8 June 2004
A GREEK BRONZE SLEEPING BEGGAR
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
The seated nude child hunched forward with his left leg bent out before him, the footless right leg bent at the knee, supporting his right hand and chin, the left forearm on his left thigh, the fingers curled around a now-missing attribute, with short curly hair, his eyes closed, the corners of his lips downturned
1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) high
Private Collection, Geneva.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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