A Roman marble Hekateion
Lot 123W
A Roman marble Hekateion
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 4,965) inc. premium

Antiquities

24 Oct 2012, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
A Roman marble Hekateion A Roman marble Hekateion
A Roman marble Hekateion
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
The three young female figures each representing different aspects of the goddess Hekate, shown standing against a central column, two of the figures hold long torches resting on their busts, the third figure holds a patera, each figure of the goddess wears a polos typical of the archaising type, 21¼in (54cm) high

Footnotes

  • Please note that the provenance for this lot should read:
    UK private collection. Purchased at Olympia Art and Antiques Fair, circa 1992.
    Sotheby's London, 4 December 1978, lot 207.

    Provenance:
    UK private collection. Purchased at Olympia Art and Antiques Fair, circa 1992.

    Literature:
    Cf. L. Budde, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge: Catalogue of Greek and Roman sculpture, Cambridge, 1967 p. 59. The appearance of poloi and long torches are two hallmark features of the archaising Hekateia type.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the provenance for this lot should read: UK private collection. Purchased at Olympia Art and Antiques Fair, circa 1992. Sotheby's London, 4 December 1978, lot 207.
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