A ROMAN BRONZE LEFT LEG; Roman bronze left leg and foot. This over life-sized, hollow cast left leg is preserved from above the bent knee to the high-arched foot. The calf muscle is well-defined and the nails on the slightly flexed toes are carefully articulated. The size of the piece may indicate that it was from a statue of an emperor. Ex William Froelich collection, NY, acquired from Boris Mussienko, MD, in 1982. Cf. a bronze statue in the museum of Fine Arts, Houston, published in Herbert Hoffman, Ten Centuries that Shaped the West (Houston, 1970), cat. No. 111, pp. 233-242; a bronze Septimius Severus in the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia, illustrated in Cornelius C. Vermeule, Roman Imperial Art in Greece and Asia Minor (Cambridge, MA, 1968), fig. 156, p. 301; a bronze Lucius Verus in the Shelby White & Leon Levy Collection, published in Dietrich von Bothmer, ed., Glories of the Past (New York, 1990.), cat. No.174, oo.240-241.
Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
33 ¼” high
Provenance: wit Boris Mussienko, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. William Froelich, New York, acquired from the above, 1982.