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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    A PALMYRENE LIMESTONE HEAD OF A MAN

    CIRCA MID 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Belgian Private Collection, acquired prior to 1960.