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Roman Life-Size Statue Arm
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Description
1st century BC-1st century AD. A bronze interlocking statue arm comprising: right hand with fingers slightly spread and thumb poised, detailing to the nails; forearm with flared wrist and flexed elbow; the proportions indicating a child as the likely subject. 1.9 kg total, 32cm total (12 1/2"). Property of a London lady; from her family collection formed in the 1970s. The attitude of the hand and arm are typical of Roman bronze imagery, such as the Marcus Aurelius equestrian statue in the Capitoline Museum, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome, where the emperor's right hand is extended in a pose similar to the present piece. [2]
Condition
Fine condition, some accretions.
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Roman Life-Size Statue Arm

Estimate £1,500 - £2,000
Sep 02, 2020
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Starting Price £1,500
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0731: Roman Life-Size Statue Arm

Sold for £1,500
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Est. £1,500 - £2,000Starting Price £1,500
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 2
Sep 02, 2020 4:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0731 Details

Description
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1st century BC-1st century AD. A bronze interlocking statue arm comprising: right hand with fingers slightly spread and thumb poised, detailing to the nails; forearm with flared wrist and flexed elbow; the proportions indicating a child as the likely subject. 1.9 kg total, 32cm total (12 1/2"). Property of a London lady; from her family collection formed in the 1970s. The attitude of the hand and arm are typical of Roman bronze imagery, such as the Marcus Aurelius equestrian statue in the Capitoline Museum, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome, where the emperor's right hand is extended in a pose similar to the present piece. [2]
Condition
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Fine condition, some accretions.

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