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A Roman Marble Relief of Leto, Early Augustan, Circa 27-20 B.C.
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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A Roman Marble Relief of Leto, Early Augustan, Circa 27-20 B.C.
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A Roman Marble Relief of Leto, Early Augustan, Circa 27-20 B.C.
in archaistic style, from the lower left corner of a large rectangular relief depicting Leto, Artemis, and Apollo walking to right towards Nike at an altar, Leto lifting her peplos, a tall base for a now missing votive tripod behind her.
17 1/8 by 11 in. 43.5 by 27.9 cm.
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Provenance

James-Alexandre, Comte de Pourtalès-Gorgier (1776-1855), Paris, (Catalogue des objets d’art et de haute curiosité, antiques, du Moyen Âge et de la Renaissance, qui composent les collections de feu M. le Comte de Pourtalès-Gorgier, Paris, March 21st, 1865, no. 7)
Baron Valentin de Courcel (1838-1917), Villa Faustina, Promenade de la Croisette, Cannes, France, late 19th century

Literature

Léon Jean Joseph Dubois, Description des antiques faisant partie des collections de M. le Comte de Pourtalès-Gorgier, Paris, 1841, no. 4
Adolf Michaelis, "La raccolta de Courcel a Cannes," Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Römische Abteilung, vol. 8, 1893, pp. 181-182, no. 16

Catalogue Note

Two complete examples of a relief showing Leto and her two children sacrificing with Nike are preserved in the Villa Albani (see H.-U. Cain, in P.C. Bol, ed., Forschungen zur Villa Albani. Katalog der antiken Bildwerke, vol. I, Berlin, 1989, pp. 380-388, no. 124, pls. 218-221, and http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/1044615). Also see A.L. Wagner, Archaistische Reliefs mit der apollinischen Trias. Ungedruckte Magisterarbeit, Munich, 1982, no. 5, pls. 9-10; the author lists all the other examples known to him). For a related figure of Leto see the candelabrum base in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, inv. 2771 (H.-U. Cain, Römische Marmorkandelaber, Mainz am Rhein, 1985, no. 79, pl. 69,3: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/37086).

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