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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF YOUNG ASCLEPIUS

CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Details
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF YOUNG ASCLEPIUS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
10 in. (25.5 cm.) high
Provenance
US private collection, New York, reputedly acquired from Piero Tozzi Gallery in the 1950s.
US private collection, New York, 1980s.
with Antiquarium Ltd, New York, 1986 (Art and Auction Magazine, 1987; The Good life, 1999).
US private collection, Connecticut, acquired from the above in 2000.
with Galerie Chenel, Paris (Un Homme, Une Femme, 2015).

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Lot Essay

Asclepius, the son of Apollo, was the god of medicine and healing in Greco-Roman mythology. He is characteristically depicted as a more mature man with thick, wavy locks and a full, curling beard. Here, however, the god is represented at a younger age, with rounder youthful features, no beard and shorter locks of tight curls tied by the corona tortilis. For another example of a younger Asclepius wearing the twisted fillet cf. no. 30 in B. Holtzmann, "Asklepios," LIMC, Vol II.

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