FIGURE OF A YOUTH, POSSIBLY HERMES
This striking figure, thought to be a depiction of Hermes, is a Roman work after a Classical Greek piece attributed to Polykleitos, the original being from the late 5th or early 4th century B.C. Carved from a fine white marble, the figure stands in a contrapposto pose, with his weight resting on his right leg, the left arm is draped with fabric.Â Â Examples of this type include the Hermes Ludovisi, currently in the Pallazo Altemps, and the Roman Hermes which can be found in the Metropolitan museum (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/254925
Previously in the Steensen Family Collection, manor of Steensgard in Funen, Denmark, since the end of the 18thÂ century.
French Art Market (accompanied by French Cultural Passport 171360)