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A ROMAN BASALT HEAD OF A GOD
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALAN DERSHOWITZ AND CAROLYN COHEN
A ROMAN BASALT HEAD OF A GOD

HAURAN, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN BASALT HEAD OF A GOD
HAURAN, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Lifesized, his wavy hair brushed forward and arranged in two rows of spiral curls crowning his forehead, the semicircular, lidded eyes beneath thick, arching brows, the nose prominent and aquiline, his fleshy lips parted, the full beard a mass of thick, individualized locks
11 in. (27.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 2 December 1988, lot 388a.
with Bernheimer's Antique Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992.

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For related Roman Period basalt sculptures from the Hauran, Syria see nos. 148-149, pp. 343-347 in Padgett, ed., Roman Sculpture in the Art Museum, Princeton University.
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