A Roman marble child's torso
Lot 79
A Roman marble torso of a boy
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,855) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble torso of a boy
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
After a Hellenistic original, probably the infant Hercules, the chubby child depicted seated, with creases around the tummy and sides, his right arm raised, his left by his side, both now missing, 11¾in (30cm) high, mounted


  • Provenance:
    English private collection, acquired from John Hewett, London, around 1962. Thence by descent.

    For similar depictions of children, cf. M. Bieber, The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age, New York, 1955, figs. 534 and 536.
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