6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 27,400
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000
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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Acquired by the current owner prior to 1970.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRINCE