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A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT STATUE OF A WOMAN, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
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About the object

Standing with the weight on her left leg, wearing a chiton and stola, both high-girdled, and a mantle wrapped around the legs and draped over the left forearm; restored are the head incl. neck, left lower arm with adjoining drapery, feet, lower edge of drapery, and plinth, right arm formerly restored, upper and lower body possibly not belonging together.\nThe stola indicates that the present figure was designed for a portrait head; cf. two statues from Spain: P. León, ed., Arte romana de la Bética. Escultura, 2009, p. 258f., figs. 348 and 353. The 18th/19th-century head imitates portraits of the Claudian period; cf. G. Lahusen and E. Formigli, Römische Bildnisse aus Bronze, 2001, p. 134, no. 76.
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condition

Restored are the head including neck, left lower arm with adjoining drapery, feet, lower edge of drapery, and plinth, right arm and left hand formerly restored, upper and lower body possibly not belonging together. Upper body repaired from three pieces. On lower body one section of hanging drapery and one section of proper right side repaired. Surface weathered overall. Head, possibly ancient, with restored nose and tip of chin. Three holes between shoulder blades have been plugged. Another larger home below has been plugged in marble. Blob of plaster in the back, above proper right buttock. Scratches and large areas of chipping and abrasion. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

dimensions

Total height 194 cm.; height without plinth 185 cm.

literature

Gabriella Capecchi, L’archivio storico fotografico di Stefano Bardini. Arte greca, etrusca, romana, Florence, 1993, p. 38, pl. 94 The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 4th, 1968, p. 73 "Beauty: A Way of Life," The Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, March 26th, 1971, p. 35, illus. "Roman Bacchanal in Montego Bay, Jamaica," The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, March 10, 1974, p. 123 Slim Aarons, A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, New York, 1974, Axel Filges, Standbilder jugendlicher Göttinnen, Cologne, 1997, p. 163, note 643, no. 47

provenance

Italian private collection, 18th Century (based on restoration techniques) Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), Florence, late 19th/early 20th Century Douglas James Cooper (1931-1988) and Diene Cooper, born Pitcairn, El Cerro, Tamarind Hill, Montego Bay, Jamaica, installed in the house prior to its completion in 1968 acquired with the house by the current owners in 2009 and removed from the premises in 2016

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Property from the Collection of the late Diene and Douglas Cooper, Montego Bay, Jamaica


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