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A Roman Marble Figure of a Hunter, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
37
A Roman Marble Figure of a Hunter, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Figure of a Hunter, circa 2nd Century A.D.
stepping forward to his left, and wearing boots, short belted chiton, and chlamys fastened on his right shoulder, draped over his left forearm, and falling in long folds over the tree-trunk support in back, remains of a strut on his right hip; former restorations removed.
Height 40.5 cm.; height without plinth 36.5 cm.
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Provenance

French private collection, acquired in the 1950s/1960s (Drouot, Paris, SVV M.F. Robert & F. Baille, April 14th, 2008, no. 162)
David Ghezelbash Archéologie, Paris, acquired at the above auction

Literature

David Ghezelbash Archéologie, Paris, Archéologie, catalogue 3, 2009, no. 4, illus.

Catalogue Note

This figure probably held a long spear with both hands: compare the pose of Meleager on several Roman sarcophagi, e.g. in the Palazzo Doria: G. Koch, Meleager, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. XII.6, 1975, pl. 10.
For the costume see the lifesize statue of a hunter from an early Hellenistic boar-hunt group in Veria: A. Herrmann, in: C. Picón and S. Hemingway, eds., Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World, exh. cat. New York, 2016, p. 16, fig. 18.

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