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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 243

    A ROMAN MARBLE JANIFORM HEAD

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE JANIFORM HEAD
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    With juxtaposed heads of a young satyr and an old satyr, the younger with a pointed chin, open mouth and pronounced rounded cheek bones, his short locks of unruly hair brushed up from the forehead; the older with a projecting chin, grimacing, open mouth, pug nose, and furrowed overhanging brow, with a thin mustache and tufted beard, both with pointed ears and unarticulated eyes deeply drilled at the inner canthi
    3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Lord McAlpine of West Green, London, 1970s.
    English Private Collection.