A Roman marble draped female figure
Lot 122* W
A Roman marble draped female figure
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,498) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble draped female figure
Asia Minor, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Depicted seated on a high throne, wearing a long chiton, the himation covering her head, the centrally-parted hair combed backwards, holding a fold of drapery in her right hand, the left hand resting on her lap, a frieze below the foot rest, decorated with a band of egg-and-dart, the back left uncarved, 25in (63cm) high


  • Provenance:
    Swiss private collection, formed in the 1960s-1970s.

    Grave reliefs from Phrygia in Asia Minor dated to the 2nd-3rd Century A.D. depict similar frontal draped figures. For a similar male figure, cf. G. Koch, Roman Funerary Sculpture. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1988, no. 38. There are also a number of reliefs with the busts of veiled women with their arm crossing their chest in the Basel Museum of Ancient Art, for example the bust on Inv. Lu 261; also the grave stele of Gaius and Aphion in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 5T.
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