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Ganymede's torso. The youthfully muscular hero...

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Ganymede's torso. The youthfully muscular hero stands in slight contrapposto. He is wearing a chlamydia held over his shoulder by a circular fibula decorated with an eagle (Zeus) in relief. The fabric covers the shoulders and falls in wide folds down the back. Marble. Roman art, circa 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D. H_56.5 cm, restored break in the middle of the torso, visible missing parts. Provenance: Galerie Michel Cohen, place des Vosges, Paris - French private collection of Mr. and Mrs. C., acquired on the art market before 1986. Our torso was the subject of a value update by Michel Cohen in 1986, as a Hermes torso. Expert: Mrs. Marie-Margaux Cohen.