9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 80,500
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
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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with Merrin Gallery, New York, 1978-1981.
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