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LOT 0074

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,650 - 6,980
USD ($) 4,840 - 7,270

Opening Bid
£4,000 (EUR 4,652; USD 4,844) (+bp*)

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ROMAN COMIC FIGURE OF A DANCER
1ST CENTURY B.C.
5 3/4 in. (299 grams,14.5 cm high including stand).

A Roman Alexandrian bronze figure of a male comic dancer, a grotesque figure in an active pose with both legs bent and left arm raised dramatically, head tilted to the left; exaggerated facial features, short trimmed hair, slim body with developed pectoral muscles and pronounced kyphosis (hunched back); mounted on a columnar stand.

PROVENANCE:
Belgian private art collection of M.A., Brussels, Belgium, 1995.
with Gorny and Mosch, 14 December 2011, lot 82.
Property of a London gentleman.
Accompanied by copies of the relevant Gorny & Mosch catalogue pages.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.114489-195979.

LITERATURE:
See Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession number 12.229.6 for a similar grotesque figure; Trentin, L. The Hunchback in Hellenistic and Roman Art, London, 2015.

CONDITION