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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUTH

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUTH
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted lifesized, with arching modeled brows over large almond-shaped eyes, the half-moon pupils and irises articulated, with a partially-preserved slender nose, a halo of deeply-drilled luxurious curls fanning out from the crown of his head, his sideburn wisps lightly incised
    9 7/16 in. (24 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Bruce McAlpine, London.
    Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1974.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CHARLES BRICKBAUER, BALTIMORE