25 October 2006
A ROMAN MARBLE FRAGMENT OF A NEREID RIDING A HIPPOCAMP
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
The nereid with drapery clinging to her legs, riding side-saddle on the hippocamp, its sinuous tail curving round to her right, the rough waves of the sea depicted below, repaired
8¼ in. (21 cm.) high
Private collection, acquired in the early 1980s.
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