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A Roman Marble Relief Figure of a Dancer, circa 1st Century A.D.
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A Roman Marble Relief Figure of a Dancer, circa 1st Century A.D.
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Relief Figure of a Dancer, circa 1st Century A.D.
probably from a circular base carved in high relief with several dancing figures, moving to right with her left leg forward, and bringing the folds of her enveloping himation to her chest with her right arm; head, right elbow, and part of left upper arm formerly restored, the back carved flat in modern times.
Total height 47 cm.; height without plinth 41 cm.
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Provenance

European private collection, circa 18th Century (based on restoration techniques
French private collection, Paris, probably acquired in the 1970s or earlier
Paris art market

Catalogue Note

Two circular bases decorated in high relief with similar dancing women are in Copenhagen, one with three (J. Ostergaard, Catalogue Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Imperial Rome, 1996, p. 219, no. 119), the other with six figures (Ostergaard, opcit., p. 239, no. 140). There is no known exact parallel for the present dancer's pose. For a comparable figure in the round see Berlin, Antikensammlung, inv. no. 1965.15 (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/106060).

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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