• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 147

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY

    FIRST HALF OF 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY
    FIRST HALF OF 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Facial features softly modelled, with full cheeks and articulated pupils, his close cropped hair brushed forward, mounted
    7¾ in. (19 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Collection of Moriz and Elsa von Kuffner, Vienna.
    Confiscated in November 1938 by the Nazi authorities at Palais Kuffner and transferred to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv. no. I 1552.
    Restituted on 4 July 2008 to the heirs of Moriz and Elsa von Kuffner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MORIZ AND ELSA VON KUFFNER