3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Lifesized, his head turned to his left, the thick wavy hair combed forward, with softly-modelled brows, framing his deep-set unarticulated eyes, with thick lids, the inner canthi drilled, his mouth pursed into a slight smile, with a full curly beard and mustache; mounted on a later bust and socle
Head: 13 in. (33 cm.) high
On bust and socle: 31½ in. (80 cm.) high
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Imported into South America by the current owner's family in the 1960s.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN