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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    A ROMAN MARBLE CAPITAL FRAGMENT

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE CAPITAL FRAGMENT
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Preserving two heads sculpted in high relief, each at the center of the abacus, one side with a Gorgoneion, her oval face with furrowed brows above articulated eyes, the pupils deeply drilled, her outlined, fleshy lips parted, her thick, curly hair descending in corkscrew curls, wings emerging at the top of her head, and one side with the goddess Tyche, her oval face with furrowed brows over articulated eyes, her outlined, fleshy lips parted, remnants of a mural crown atop her wavy hair, twisted locks falling along her neck, with volutes partially preserved at the projecting corners, preserving rectangular mortices on the upper surface
    34¼ in. (87 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 17 December 1996, lot 142.
    Dr. Michael Miller, Armonk, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    R. Brilliant, The Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture, Mythological Figures and Portraits, Minneapolis, 2004, pp. 44-45, no. 14.


    Exhibited

    Minneapolis, Minneapolis Museum of Art, The Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture, Mythological Figures and Portraits, 13 March - 20 June 2004, no. 14.