4 December 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A BRONZE BUST OF MARCELLUS
AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY
Depicted with his head slightly lowered and turned to dexter; on a white-veined black marble cylindrical socle; dark brown patina
16 in. (40.5 cm.) high; 21 in. (53 cm.) high, overall
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Discovered at Herculaneum on 10 April 1754, the original antique bronze bust upon which the present lot is based has been accepted as representing Marcus Claudius Marcellus, the Roman commander best known for his capture of Syracuse in AD212.
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Formerly in the Olivier du Fuel, Paris.