• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 181

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

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    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted with his head turned slightly to his right, the closely-cropped beard and mustache with incisions for the individual locks, the brows arching over almond-shaped articulated eyes, with heavy upper lids, his hair brushed forward, thick locks falling over the top of his ears
    10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with M. & C. Sestieri, Rome, 1984.
    Dr. Michael Miller, Armonk, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    R. Brilliant, Mortals and Immortals, Roman Sculpture from the Miller Collection, Northampton, no. 11.

    R. Brilliant, The Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture, Mythological Figures and Portraits, Minneapolis, pp. 66-67, no. 24.


    Exhibited

    Northampton, Smith College Museum of Art, Mortals and Immortals: Roman Sculpture from the Miller Collection, 4 October 1996 - 5 January 1997, no. 11.
    Minneapolis, Minneapolis Museum of Art, The Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture, Mythological Figures and Portraits, 13 March - 20 June 2004, no. 24.