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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 195

    A ROMAN BASALT FIGURE OF A MAN

    HAURAN, SYRIA, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BASALT FIGURE OF A MAN
    HAURAN, SYRIA, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Standing before a pillar, clad in a mantle over a belted tunic, the belt with a large central knot and long ties, a domed vessel, perhaps a pyxis, and a situla in his lowered left hand, his right arm bent and raised to his chest, his oval face with large lidded eyes, the small straight mouth with fleshy lips, indented at the corners, his hair arranged in rows of curls across his head
    30 in. (76.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner prior to 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRINCE