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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 171

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN

    EARLY ANTONINE PERIOD, CIRCA MID 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN
    EARLY ANTONINE PERIOD, CIRCA MID 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted with his head tilted slightly to his right, with a full beard, the mustache overhanging his thin lips, the heavy-lidded eyes with the pupils and irises articulated, the forehead creased, his curling locks of hair overlapping and deeply drilled, his ears prominent
    15½ in. (38.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Midwestern Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 17 December 1997, lot 141. Dr. Michael Miller, Armonk, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    R. Brilliant, The Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture, Mythological Figures and Portraits, Minneapolis, 2004, pp. 62-63, no. 22.


    Exhibited

    Minneapolis, Minneapolis Museum of Art, The Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture, Mythological Figures and Portraits, 13 March - 20 June 2004, no. 22.