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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GOD

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GOD
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    With tight curls falling on either side of his face, four deeply-drilled at either side, the thick mustache and full beard framing his small mouth, his almond-shaped eyes with articulated pupils and thick lids, with arching, slightly furrowed brows above, his slender nose with flared nostrils
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Louise Molbach-Thellefsen, Connecticut, prior to 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR