11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 25,000
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A ROMAN GILT BRONZE BUST OF HERCULES
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The aged deified hero depicted with a full beard of individualized curling locks, his head inclined slightly to his left and downturned, with a furrowed brow and deeply-set lidded eyes, the pupils articulated, heavy bags visible below, wearing an ivy wreath in his wavy hair, the ties falling onto his shoulders, the bust nude, with his clavicles well defined, the shoulders and pectorals revealing his burly musculature, perforated at each shoulder, one rivet preserved
5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high
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G. Max Bernheimer
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Molly Morse Limmer
with Ariadne Galleries, New York, early 1990s.
An American Private Collector; Christie's, New York, 10 December 2004, lot 595.
THE PROPERTY OF A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTOR