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A ROMAN SILVER HEAD OF AN OLYMPIAN
A ROMAN SILVER HEAD OF AN OLYMPIAN

CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN SILVER HEAD OF AN OLYMPIAN CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D. Perhaps Jupiter, his oval face with prominent cheekbones and a broad nose, the almond-shaped lidded eyes beneath modelled brows, the pupils articulated, his lips partially obscured by a heavy moustache, his full beard split at the chin, his hair a mass of thick wavy locks, the central locks swept up in an anastole, the individual strands of hair delineated by incision 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high
Provenance
European Private Collection, 1967.

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