A Roman bronze figure of a youth
Lot 120
A Roman bronze figure of a youth
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,743) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Roman bronze figure of a youth A Roman bronze figure of a youth A Roman bronze figure of a youth A Roman bronze figure of a youth, possibly Apollo
Lot Details
A Roman bronze figure of a youth
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Probably Apollo, depicted nude standing in contrapposto with the weight on his right leg, his left relaxed, his body curving, his right arm outstretched, probably once holding an attribute, with long curling hair, the eyes once inlaid, the nipples inlaid with copper, 6½in (16.3cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    Christie's New York, The Morvern Collection of Ancient Art, 8 June 2004, lot 502.
    Collection of John W. Kluge (1914-2010), Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena Galleries, New York in 1988.
    Sotheby's, New York, 30 May 1986, lot 46.
    With Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, Art of the Ancient World, volume III, 1983, no. 27.
    Munzen und Medaillen, auktion 60, 1982, lot 143.

    Published:
    C. Vermeule & J. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-14.
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