View 1 of Lot 71. A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a Nymph, circa 1st Century A.D..
View 1 of Lot 71. A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a Nymph, circa 1st Century A.D..
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A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a Nymph, circa 1st Century A.D.

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a Nymph, circa 1st Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a Nymph, circa 1st Century A.D.

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a Nymph

circa 1st Century A.D.


bending forward, with the left leg raised and resting on a rocky outcrop, wearing a himation draped around the legs, her centrally parted hair bound in a fillet, tied in a chignon at the back, and arranged in a looped top-knot, a channel drilled in the outcrop; no restorations.

Height 54 cm.

European private collection (Sotheby’s, London, July 11th, 1988, no. 142, illus.)
J. C. Duret, southern France (Hôtel des Ventes Nice Riviera, October 25th, 2014, no. 72, illus.)
acquired at the above sale
Other examples of the present figure are in the Vatican (G. Lippold, Die Skulpturen des Vaticanischen Museums, vol. III.2, 1956, p. 234f., no. 11, pl. 108), and in the Musei Capitolini (H. Stuart Jones, The Sculptures of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, 1926, p. 226, no. 29, pl. 85). Closely related is a figure in Broadlands: D. Grassinger, Antike Marmorskulpturen auf Schloss Broadlands, 1994, pp. 55ff., no. 4, figs. 36ff. The present figure is the only one with its original head. Lippold (op. cit., p. 235) attributes the Greek original to Lysippos.