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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF BACCHUS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    European Archaeologist and Engineer (d. 1998), thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR