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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 62

    THREE PALMYRENE STUCCO MASKS

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    THREE PALMYRENE STUCCO MASKS
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Likely architectural fragments, each with an animated expressions including a bearded man with thick hair, his brows furrowed, his nose broad; a youth with thick hair, a groove for the band across the fringe, his large nose pointed; and a female with her wavy hair center parted and bound in a patterned headcloth, her triangular nose pointed; all with deeply recessed eyes, black pigment for the pupils, their mouths agape
    Bearded Man: 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1985.