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Ancient Roman Marble life-size sculpture of a foot
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Ancient Roman Marble life-size sculpture of a foot
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A beautiful life-size marble sculpture of a foot with a typical feature that was popular with ancient Greek sculptors' preference for bare feet exhibiting a second toe longer than the hallux and a slightly retraced little toe, which influenced artists during the height of the Roman Empire. \n\nThe toes show beautiful erosion of the marble, covered by a somewhat yellowish patina. On the bottom one can see that the foot once was part of a larger whole and was sawn out of a larger pedestal base, possibly done during the 19th century. \n\nRoman. 1st-2nd century A.D. \n\nDimensions: length 20cm ; width 8,5cm ; height 7,5cm.\n\nProvenance: from an old collection in Liège (Belgium)\n\n\nThe seller can prove that the lot was obtained legally, provenance statement seen by Catawiki.\nImportant information. The seller guarantees that he is entitled to sell/export this lot.\nThe seller will take care that any necessary permits, like an export license will be arranged.\nThe seller will inform the buyer about the status of it if this takes more than a few days.\n Archaeological Finds & Remains---
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