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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DIENE AND DOUGLAS COOPER, MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

A Monumental Roman Marble Portrait Statue of a Woman, circa 2nd Century A.D.
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DIENE AND DOUGLAS COOPER, MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

A Monumental Roman Marble Portrait Statue of a Woman, circa 2nd Century A.D.
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Monumental Roman Marble Portrait Statue of a Woman, circa 2nd Century A.D.
standing with the weight on her left leg, and wearing sandals, chiton, stola, and mantle; the head incl. neck, left hand with cup and adjoining drapery, and right arm incl. shoulder restored.
Total height 209 cm.; height without plinth 201 cm.
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Provenance

private collection, Rome, 18th/19th Century (based on restoration techniques)
photographed in Rome prior to 1924 (Reinach, op. cit.)
Bert Crowther, Syon Lodge, Islington, Middlesex, photographed in 1962
Douglas James Cooper (1931-1988) and Diene Cooper, born Pitcairn, El Cerro, Tamarind Hill, Montego Bay, Jamaica, installed in the house prior to its completion in 1968
acquired with the house by the current owners in 2009 and removed from the premises in 2016

Literature

Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de la statuaire grecque et romaine, vol. 5, Paris, 1924, p. 375, no. 8 ("Rome. Tête et bras mod. Phot. env. par Helbig“)
The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 4th, 1968, p. 73
"Beauty: A Way of Life," The Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, March 26th, 1971, p. 35, illus. (reversed)
"Roman Bacchanal in Montego Bay, Jamaica," The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, March 10, 1974, p. 123
Slim Aarons, A WonderfulTime: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, New York, 1974 (http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/event/slim-aarons-retrospective-57576281?#the-swimming-pool-at-the-jamaican-home-of-philadelphia-jeweller-picture-id52171077)
https://davidwills.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/barney-bubbles-snaps-maisie-p/ (1962 photograph by Colin Fulcher of Margaret Minay posing next to the statue at Crowther's, Syon Lodge, Islington)

Catalogue Note

The stola suggests a portrait statue. For the draping of the mantle cf. a statue in Sparta: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/30646. The 18th/19th-century head imitates portraits of Agrippina Minor; cf. B. Andreae, ed., Bildkatalog der Skulpturen des Vatikanischen Museums, vol. I.1, 1994, pl. 174.

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