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A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF A SHE-GOAT NURSING HER KID
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 125,000 HKD
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3023
A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF A SHE-GOAT NURSING HER KID
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY
Estimate
100,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 HKD
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A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF A SHE-GOAT NURSING HER KID
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY
her head turned sharply to her left, apparently licking her fragmentary offspring, the fleece on the underside of her body heavily drilled
l. 46 cm, 18 1/8  in.
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Provenance

A private collection, first half of the 20th century (based on the bulky variegated green marble base on which object was formerly mounted, with half legible dealer inventory number painted in black, perhaps "6289/DPM").
Collection of Jack William Shay (d. 2013) and Thomas G. Quirt, Brandonwood, Brooklandville, Maryland.
Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc., Auction 43, March 2015.

Catalogue Note

For a related example of a she-goat nursing her kid, but less refined, in the Sala degli Animali of the Vatican Museums, see H. von Hesberg, Römische Mitteilungen, vol. 86, 1979, pl. 72,1. An ewe nursing her lamb in a similar composition appears on one of the Grimani relief in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (see V.M. Strocka, Antike Plastik, vol. 4, 1965, pl. 54). For sculptural ensembles of domestic animals evoking ideal bucolic landscapes in Roman villa gardens see von Hesberg, op.cit., pp. 297ff. and Dagmar Grassinger, Antike Marmorskulpturen auf Schloss Broadlands (Hampshire), Mainz am Rhein, 1994, p. 61.

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