A ROMAN MARBLE FEMALE FIGURE
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Perhaps a goddess or personification, depicted wearing a high belted peplos, a mantle draped across her torso, around her back and over her left shoulder, leaning on a rectangular pillar and stepping up on a decapitated bull's head with her left foot, a fragment of an attribute beside her right foot, perhaps a spear or scepter, on a molded triangular plinth inscribed, KOTEIANO[Y] TPWI\KL\kOC NEO\KS\k A\KG\kA\KL\kACCEYC, "I, Troilos, son of Koteianos, a young man, pay you honor(?)"
13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Hesperia Arts Auction, Ltd., New York, 27 November 1990, part I, lot 82.