16 December 2005
This lot is offered without a reserve
A ROMAN BRONZE DANCING MAENAD
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Portrayed in rapid forward motion, originally balanced on the toes of her right foot, the left leg raised behind, wearing a belted chiton with a long overfold, her left shoulder bare, the skirt billowing, playing cymbals, her right arm crossing in front of her twisting body, her head angled upward and to her right, with a fillet of ivy in her center-parted hair, remains of an iron bar projecting from her back
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988 (The Age of Cleopatra, no. 81).
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-62.
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