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

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

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A Monumental Roman Marble Statue of a Woman, circa 2nd Century A.D.
standing with the weight on her left leg, and wearing a chiton and mantle wrapped around the upper body; head incl. neck, right hand, front of base and feet restored, left hand formerly restored, area between right and left wrists recarved.
Total height 213 cm.; height without plinth 201 cm.
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Provenance

European private collection, circa 18th Century (based on restoration techniques)
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

Ruth Seltzer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 4th, 1968, p. 73
Scott Straley, "Beauty: A Way of Life," The Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, March 26th, 1971, p. 35, illus. (reversed)
Slim Aarons, A Wonderful Time: 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)

Catalogue Note

The present statue belongs to a Hellenistic type known from several other copies (see H.J. Kruse, Römische weibliche Gewandstatuen des 2. Jhs. n. Chr., 1975, p. 455, note 285), to which should be added a statue in Barcelona: P. Vélez, ed., Fons del Museu Frederic Marès. Cataleg d'escultura, 2010, pp. 62ff., no. 4. The missing drapery fold connecting the right and left wrists is the only feature that sets it apart from the type. This feature was either omitted by the ancient sculptor or more likely removed in modern times by the restorer.

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