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LOT 0106

Estimate
GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 12,000 - 16,800
USD ($) 13,610 - 19,060

Opening Bid
£9,000 (EUR 10,803; USD 12,253) (+bp*)

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Roman Hercules with Silver Torc Statuette

2nd century AD

A bronze figure of Hercules standing nude with lionskin mantle to the left shoulder, club supported on the left arm, right arm held forward with hand absent, short hair with fillet to the brow and thick beard; twisted silver torc to the neck; standing on a rectangular tiered base with stub legs. 500 grams, 16.5cm (6 1/2"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
English art market 1983.
Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 14 May 2003, lot 313.
Cahn Auktionen AG, Basle, Switzerland, 5 November 2011, lot 208.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11038-183986.

Literature
Cf. Rolland, H., Bronzes Antiques de Haute Provence, Paris, 1965, item 105, for type.