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A Roman Marble Torso of Asklepios, 2nd/3rd Century A.D.

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Peter Jonas

A Roman Marble Torso of Asklepios, 2nd/3rd Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Torso of Asklepios, 2nd/3rd Century A.D.

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot sold:

27,720

GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Peter Jonas

A Roman Marble Torso of Asklepios

2nd/3rd Century A.D.


standing with the weight on his right leg, and wearing a himation covering his lower body and back and falling in long deeply-drilled folds from his left shoulder, the remains of two broad puntelli on his right thigh; no restorations.

Height 70 cm.

As shown. Surface weathered overall with remains of incrustation. Drilled underneath and mounted on a metal base.



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Christie's, New York, June 5th, 1998, no. 288, illus.
S. Carroll collection, New York, 1998-2016
Bonhams, London, July 7th, 2017, no. 134, illus.
acquired at the above sale
The supports on the present figure's right thigh were designed to strengthen the god's signature serpent-entwined staff, which he held in his right hand.