8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE NEPTUNE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The god of the sea depicted nude, standing with his weight on his right leg, his left leg relaxed, his right arm akimbo, the hand resting on his hip, his left arm raised, likely once holding his trident, his head inclined to his right, his hair brushed forward, the thick curly locks surrounding his face, with a full beard of tight curls, his long moustache flowing into the beard, the recessed eyes once inlaid, standing atop the original molded socle base
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Peschateau-Badin-Ferrien, Paris, 12 October 1990, lot 204.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VI, part 2, no. 30).
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