8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGHTING DWARF
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The bearded diminutive figure with bowed legs and muscular torso, his right arm raised, once wielding a weapon, his left arm bent, likely also armed, with short stippled hair, furrowed brow and wide articulated eyes, his macrophallus almost reaching the ground
2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1989, lot 177.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990.
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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. 90-15.
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