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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 151

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF APOLLO

    CIRCA 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF APOLLO
    CIRCA 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Lifesized, turned to his left, the youthful god with an oval face, his almond-shaped eyes deep set below contoured lids and softly-arching brows, the inner canthi naturalistically sculpted, the fleshy lips open revealing the upper row of teeth, his wavy hair center parted, wisps descending along the forehead, bound in a fillet, a tendril before each ear, falling in thick incised locks loosely tied in the back in a chignon, a mass of hair falling along the nape of his neck
    12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Merrin Gallery, New York, 1978-1981.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DECEASED BEVERLY HILLS COLLECTOR