4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,500
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
A PALMYRENE LIMESTONE HEAD OF A MAN
CIRCA MID 2ND CENTURY A.D.
From a funerary relief, depicted in later adolescence, with a full head of thick wavy locks brushed forward, and nascent facial hair including curling wisps descending from his ears as side burns, a patch of curls on his pointed chin, and a thin downturned mustache, with a long straight nose and sharp arching brows, the almond-shaped eyes with thick lids, the irises deeply incised
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high
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Belgian Private Collection, prior to 1960.
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