9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 40,000
Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF BACCHUS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Over-lifesized, the god depicted with a long oval face, his head turned to his right, the fleshy lips drilled at the corners, the bulging unarticulated eyes with thick lids, a horizontal crease across the forehead, the hair a mass of thick curls, encircled by a wreath of ivy leaves, the lobe of one ear emerging below
14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high
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European Archaeologist and Engineer (d. 1998), thence by descent.
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