London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
A GREEK MARBLE BEARDED MALE HEAD
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Possibly from a relief, the head turned to the left, close-cropped hair brushed forward, wearing laurel wreath, with curling beard and moustache, almond-shaped eyes drilled at their inner corners, under shallow brows, prominent aquiline nose and small lips slightly parted, mounted
8 in. (20.2 cm.) high
Formerly in the collection of M. Desmoulies, Avignon, France, since 1960.
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