3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
Lifesized, likely depicting a Hellenistic prince, perhaps a late Ptolemy, lifesized, his head turned to his left and tilted slightly upwards, his short wavy locks brushed forward and bound in a fillet, knotted at the back, his full face with a rounded chin, the flesh sagging below, the creased forehead with arching heavy brows over the recessed almond-shaped unarticulated eyes, the small mouth with the lips slightly parted; mounted on a later bust and socle
Head: 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high
On bust and socle: 29¼ in. (74.3 cm.) high
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Imported into South America by the current owner's family in the 1960s.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN