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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    A ROMAN LIMESTONE PORTRAIT BUST OF A MAN

    EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN LIMESTONE PORTRAIT BUST OF A MAN
    EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted wearing a tunic and toga, his right hand gripping the edge of the garment in the "arm-sling" pose, his left hand holding an attribute, his beard smooth but slightly raised, his hair combed back in striated rows, his convex lidded eyes with articulated pupils and irises, with a partially-preserved Greek inscription below bidding the deceased "farewell"
    29 in. (73.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Asian Collection, acquired between 1968-1972.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2001, lot 257.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FLORIDA PRIVATE COLLECTOR