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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 175

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Imported into South America by the current owner's family in the 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN