A Roman marble statue of Zeus
Lot 126*
A Roman marble statue of Zeus
Sold for £69,600 (US$ 87,761) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Roman marble statue of Zeus
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
The god depicted standing in contrapposto, nude with drapery slung over his left shoulder and across his right arm, his curling hair bound with a fillet, his full beard with drilled details, 19½in (49.5cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Californian private collection, 1920s-1960s. Probably acquired from the Laemmle Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles.

    Literature:
    For the type, cf. A. Giuliano (ed.), Museo Nazionale Romano, Le Sculture vol. I.6, I Marmi Ludovisi dispersi, Rome, 1986, pp. 42-3, no. II.13 (Kopenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, inv. no. 1551), and p. 68, no. II.30, (Mariemont, Musée Royal, inv. no. B156; Jupiter Tonans in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Accession no. E00005.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this lot will be mounted on a base different from the one showed in the catalogue's image.
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