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Marble figure of a river god, carved during the Roman imperial period, estimated at €24,000 at Gorny & Mosch.

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The 11in (27cm) long statue depicts the reclining, bearded figure on a base carved with stylised waves, in his right hand he is holding a fish, his left arm rests on an amphora.

As this has been drilled through, it is safe to assume that the figure was originally used as part of a fountain.

The figure was last on the market in 2009, when it was sold by Christie’s in New York. Prior to that it had been in a Parisian collection since 1980.

The estimate in Munich is €24,000.

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