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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERCULES

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERCULES
    CIRCA LATE 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The deified hero with a full beard and hair of deeply drilled curly locks, the thick mustache overhanging his upper lip, the unarticulated almond-shaped eyes drilled at their inner canthi and recessed below the prominent brows, crowned with a laurel wreath tied in a "Herakles" knot at the nape of his neck, loosely based on a Greek 4th century B.C. prototype by Lysippos
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Grinnell College Art Collection, gifted circa 1950.
    Acquired by the current owner in 2001.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CONNECTICUT COLLECTION