• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    A ROMAN MARBLE BEARDED MALE HEAD FROM A RELIEF

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE BEARDED MALE HEAD FROM A RELIEF
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Probably depicting a river god, with thick hair brushed forward, long curling moustache, and thick curling beard, eyes articulated under heavy brows, mounted
    10½ in. (26.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Sold: Jean Philippe Mariaud de Serres, Paris, in the 1980s.
    Formerly in the Kenzo collection, Paris, France.