8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE TABLE LEG
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a herm topped with a bust of Mercury, the shaft rectangular in section, with moldings at the base, Mercury with his right hand at his chest, the left at his waist, all enveloped in his chlamys, pinned by a circular brooch at his left shoulder, his head turned slightly to his left, with wings in his curly hair, an upright Egyptianizing plume above his forehead, the head surmounted by a cylindrical shaft with a cushion-shaped capital
10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 10-11 June 1983, lot 119.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989 (Gods and Mortals, no. 78).
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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. 89-48.
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