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A Roman Marble Figure of Fortuna, circa 2nd Century A.D.

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Figure of Fortuna, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Figure of Fortuna, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

15,120

GBP

A Roman Marble Figure of Fortuna

circa 2nd Century A.D.


seated and holding a cornucopia cradled in her left arm and probably a patera in her now missing right hand (the right forearm formerly dowelled on), and wearing a chiton bound beneath the breasts and himation draped over her lap; no restorations.

Height 78 cm.

Broken and repaired below breasts with areas of restoration and paint along join. 

Front of base, proper right foot, proper left arm with lower part of cornucopia, and head missing.

Chips, abrasions, and scratches overall, especially over protruding areas.

Remains of incrustation.

Ancient anathyrosis on proper left side of seat with rectangular mortise still containing remains of iron tenon. 

Prepared surface and dowel hole across proper right upper arm for attachment of separately carved and now missing forearm and hand


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

K. Aharonian, acquired in Germany in the 1990s
Christie's, New York, June 5th, 2014, no. 113, illus.
acquired privately after the above sale