8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE YOUTH
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Preserving the separately-cast upper half of a figure, originally joined to the lower half or a herm shaft, perhaps depicting a charioteer, his head inclined forward and to his right, the right arm lowered with the fingers extended and curled, the left arm pulled back, the hand fisted, a mantle draped around his waist and over his left shoulder, with a tasseled fringe along the shoulder, his hair falling in long corkscrew curls, the eyes recessed for now-missing inlays
3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989 (Gods and Mortals, no. 75).
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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. 89-47.
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