• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 89

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Gazing forward, with oval face, almond-shaped eyes and pointed chin, his hair brushed forward over his ears and forehead with luxurious drilled curls, on later bust and socled mount
    Head 8 in. (20.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Mr McElderay, Ireland, acquired in the late 19th/early 20th Century.