• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A BOY

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A BOY
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted with his head turned slightly to his right, with large heavy-lidded eyes beneath high-arching brows, the pupils incised, the irises crescentic, the mouth with fleshy lips, his hair closely cropped and detailed by short incisions, wearing a tunic beneath a cloak pinned at his right shoulder, a small pedestal inscribed with his name, reading: "Claudius Leontius," the socle with concave sides and profiled moldings
    21½ in. (54.6 cm.) high including the socle


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    Provenance

    German Art Market, 1993.
    with Ward & Co., New York, 1996.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot description does not appear in the printed catalog. The description should read:
    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A BOY
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted with his head turned slightly to his right, with large heavy-lidded eyes beneath high-arching brows, the pupils incised, the irises crescentic, the mouth with fleshy lips, his hair closely cropped and detailed by short incisions, wearing a tunic beneath a cloak pinned at his right shoulder, a small pedestal inscribed with his name, reading: "Claudius Leontius," the socle with concave sides and profiled moldings
    21 in. (54.6 cm.) high including the socle