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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 145

    A GREEK BASALT PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, SYRIA, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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    Estimate

    A GREEK BASALT PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, SYRIA, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Depicting a Hellenistic ruler, of middle age, his corpulent oval face with creased brows, large, deep-set eyes with thick lids, a small nose and a prominent chin, the mouth framed by naso-labial folds, his thick wavy hair bound in a thin diadem
    12 in. (30.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Thierry Cambelong, Switzerland, 1970s.