9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,875
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
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
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Asian Collection, acquired between 1968-1972.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2001, lot 257.
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