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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    A ROMAN TERRACOTTA BUST OF MERCURY

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN TERRACOTTA BUST OF MERCURY
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted with the caduceus across his chest, his head turned to the left, with an abundant mass of hair, on integral circular pedestal, 5½ in. (14 cm.) high; a similar bust of Attis wearing tall Phrygian cap, circa 1st Century A.D., 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high; and a terracotta antefix with a dramatic mask in relief, with heavy eyebrows and mouth agape, circa 1st Century B.C./A.D., 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.