A Roman marble male torso
Lot 192* W
A Roman marble male torso
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 42,020) inc. premium
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A Roman marble male torso A Roman marble male torso A Roman marble male torso
Lot Details
A Roman marble male torso
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Possibly depicting the god Apollo, the youthful figure originally standing with his left arm lowered, the right side of his torso lengthened with his right arm raised above the head, the musculature pronounced, 20in (50.6cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection of the late Patricia Miller McDermott, of 'Antiques Pacifica', Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, acquired in the early 1970s.

    Literature:
    The posture of this torso can be paralleled in Praxiteles's Apollo Lykeios and the pouring satyr, both of whom are depicted with their right arms raised above their head. Cf. M. Bieber, The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age, New York, 1955, figs. 15 and 17 for the Apollo Lykeios in the Louvre, Paris, and the Pouring Satyr in the Skulpturen-Sammlung, Dresden.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this lot is accompanied by a copy of a photograph of the late Patricia Miller McDermott.
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