A Roman marble Nereid riding a Hippocamp
Lot 10*
A Roman marble Nereid riding a Hippocamp
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,151) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A Roman marble Nereid riding a Hippocamp
Circa 1st Century B.C./A.D.
The Nereid with drapery around her legs, riding side-saddle on the hippocamp, her left arm around the half-horse, half-sea monster's neck, 8¼in (21cm) high

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  • Provenance:
    Joseph Klein Collection, formed in New York between 1941 and 1980. Thence by descent.

    Literature:
    Marine subjects such as this became popular in the Hellenistic period and appear on Roman art on mosaics and reliefs. The nereid could represent Thetis or Amphitrite.
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