6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 9,375
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A BYZANTINE MARBLE PORTRAIT OF A MAN
CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY A.D.
Of gray-streaked marble, his oval face with pronounced, rounded cheekbones, a slender nose and parted lips, his unarticulated eyes sunken and narrow, with heavy upper lids and smooth, modelled brows, his hair receding at the center, with coarse, curving locks splaying along either side of a thick central lock combed forward at the peak of his high forehead, the locks defined by deeply cut channels, the ears prominent
6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high
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Anonymous sale; G. Hirsch Nachfolger, Munich, 7-10 February 1996, lot 1238.
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