• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 90

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A BOY

    TRAJANIC, CIRCA 100-200 A.D.

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    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A BOY
    TRAJANIC, CIRCA 100-200 A.D.
    His head turned to his right, with thoughtful expression, his wide-set eyes with defined upper and lower lids, lips lightly drilled at each corner, thick wavy hair brushed forward from the crown onto his forehead, mounted
    15 in. (38.1 cm.) high


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    For related examples, cf. F. Johansen, Roman Portraits: Catalogue: Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, Copenhagen, 1995, nos. 51, 54 and 55; and K. de Kersaoson, Catalogue des portraits romains. Musée du Louvre, vol. II, Paris 1996, p. 100, no. 38.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a British private collection, acquired in the 1950s. Sold Sotheby's New York, 12 June 2001, lot 55.