A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF JUPITER
CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
The sky god depicted under-lifesized, his luxurious curly locks deeply drilled, crowned with a wreath of oak leaves tied at the back, a crease across his forehead, with thin arching brows merging with the bridge of the nose, and narrow almond-shaped eyes, the pupils deeply drilled, with thick lids and downturned inner-canthi, a long straight nose and thin, slightly-parted lips surrounded by a thick downturned mustache and a curling full beard forked at the center
7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high
with The Merrin Gallery, New York, 1984 (Masterpieces, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Ancient Near Eastern, no. 2).
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1984.