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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 156

    A ROMAN MARBLE HERM

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE HERM
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    In classicizing style, the head of a god emerging from the shaft, square in section, with a full beard and mustache trimmed straight across, high cheekbones and small almond-shaped eyes, the mouth recessed, the striated hair rolled back from his forehead, bound in a band and falling to the shaft, traces of pigment preserved in the hair
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with M. Simotti-Rocchi, Rome, 1976.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTION