A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF AN ATHLETE

CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

This Over-lifesized, standing in contrapposto, well modelled Roman marble torso of an Athlete, Circa 1st - end Century A.D. has often be quipped as the Yves Saint-Laurent Athlete. Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), acquired it prior to 1974 and held it until it was sold as lot 680 from the Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé; Christie’s, Paris, 25 February 2009, catalogue.