This torso was once part of a comparatively large reclining female figure. The slope of the rounded shoulders, the articulation of the fingers, the brief mid-section and the deep leg cleft bisecting the incised pubic triangle are all characteristics of figures attributed to the Rodgers Sculptor, to whom this torso can be tentatively assigned (see pl. 68 in P. Getz-Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture).
Drue Heinz was a British-born American actress, philanthropist, publisher and patron of the arts. She was married to Henry J. ("Jack") Heinz II of the Heinz food empire. An important figure in literary circles, she served as publisher of the Paris Review from 1993-2007 and co-founded Ecco Press in 1971. Her eclectic collection featured ancient Cycladic and South Arabian sculpture, Old Master paintings, works by modern masters from Monet to Picasso and a large selection of English and Continental furniture.