A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A MAN
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A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A MAN

CIRCA 50-120 A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A MAN
CIRCA 50-120 A.D.
With lean features and furrowed brow, clean-shaven with close cropped hair, the heavy-lidded eyes with 'crow's feet', wearing heavily draped himation or pallium, repaired with some restoration, on later socled mount
24½ in. (62.2 cm.) high excl. mount
Provenance
Edward Davies Davenport (1778-1847) of Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, and his younger brother the Rev. Walter Davenport Bromley (1787-1862) of Wootton Hall, Staffordshire, and thence by descent.
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Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Guide to Capesthorne Hall, Including a Description of the Special Exhibition "Treasures from Italy", 1956-1958.
C. Vermeule and D. von Bothmer, 'Notes on a New Edition of Michaelis: Ancient Marbles in Great Britain', Part 3:1, American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 63, No. 2, April 1959, p. 147, no. 4.

C. Vermeule and D. von Bothmer, op.cit., "The head of this clean-shaven man of lean features appears to belong with the draped, half-figure bust, perhaps placing the portrait as late as A.D. 120 ... The Capesthorne Hall portrait wears an ample himation or pallium, marking him as a man of Greek origin or a Roman intellectual fond of Greek customs and dress."
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