• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERCULES

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERCULES
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D
    The aged hero depicted with a long, thick beard, the mustache overhanging his upper lip, the almond-shaped eyes with heavy lids, his thick curly locks covering the tops of his ears
    14 in. (36.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Safani Gallery, New York, 1986.
    Dr. Michael Miller, Armonk, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    R. Brilliant, Mortals and Immortals, Roman Sculpture from the Miller Collection, Northampton, 1997, no. 16.

    R. Brilliant, The Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture, Mythological Figures and Portraits, Minneapolis, 2004, pp. 22-23, no. 4.


    Exhibited

    Northampton, Smith College Museum of Art, Mortals and Immortals: Roman Sculpture from the Miller Collection, 4 October 1996 - 5 January 1997, no. 16.
    Minneapolis, Minneapolis Museum of Art, The Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture, Mythological Figures and Portraits, 13 March - 20 June 2004, no. 4.