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LOT 0200

Estimate
GBP (£) 80,000 - 100,000
EUR (€) 89,860 - 112,320
USD ($) 100,790 - 125,990

Price
£80,000 (EUR 89,857; USD 100,793) (+bp*)

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Roman Marble Muscular Torso of Bacchus

1st-2nd century AD

A partial marble torso of an adult male, once standing; chest, abdomen and pelvic region well-defined; partial genitalia; proper left leg stretched in front of the torso and extant to just above the knee; nude apart from a garment draped around the shoulders and down the back, reaching to the buttocks; mounted on a veined red marble custom-made stand. 115 kg total, 88cm including stand (34 3/4"). Fine condition. An outstanding display piece.

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Provenance
Property of a gentleman living in central London; acquired Christie's, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 18 April 2018, lot 47; formerly the property of a Californian collector; previously in a private Indiana, USA, collection; likely acquired in the 1950s; thence by descent; accompanied by copies of the relevant Christie's New York catalogue pages and an Art Loss Register certificate no. S00157971.
Literature
See Jean-David Cahn AG., Auktion 8: Kunstwerke Der Antike, Basel, 9 November 2013, lot 259, for a near-identical torso.
Footnotes
Bacchus was the Roman god of fertility, agriculture and wine.