3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A PALMYRENE LIMESTONE HEAD OF A MAN
CIRCA MID 2ND CENTURY A.D.
From a funerary relief, the middle-aged man with a full head of thick wavy locks brushed forward, his facial hair composed of a beard and mustache of thin locks, and bushy protruding brows, with a small straight nose and wide almond-shaped eyes with contoured lids, the irises and pupils deeply incised, two deep curving grooves along his forehead, preserving portions of drapery along either side of his neck
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high
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Belgian Private Collection, acquired prior to 1960.
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