A Roman Marble Torso of a Youth
circa 1st Century A.D.
standing with the weight on his left leg, formerly resting his right elbow on a support, his mantle clasped over the left shoulder, draped over the back, and formerly falling from the right lower arm; former restorations removed.
Height 94 cm.
Base, legs, support, arms, and head formerly restored. Unclear whether genitalia ever were.
Deep clamp channel beneath proper right shoulder in front, another at back of neck.
Dowel holes for pins that used to hold old restorations in place have been filled in, including on neck, drapery folds, end of chlamys on proper right lower back, on leg breaks, and
on outside of upper right thigh.
Surface somewhat weathered overall with scattered chips, scratches, and abrasions.
Lower part of proper left thigh still visible in old Somzée photo was ancient but too damaged in back to be preserved.
Old auction catalogue photo and photos of torso prior to recent cleaning available upon demand.
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