Ancient Roman Marble life-size sculpture of a foot

Ancient Roman Marble life-size sculpture of a foot
1st-2nd century A.D.

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.

The 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.

Roman. 1st-2nd century A.D.

Dimensions: length 20cm ; width 8,5cm ; height 7,5cm.

Provenance: from an old collection in Liège (Belgium)

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Lot details
Ancient Roman
life-size sculpture of a foot
Century/ Timeframe
1st-2nd century A.D.
Good Condition, See Photo
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