6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS
A ROMAN BRONZE HEAD OF A LAR
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
His tousled wavy locks upswept, turned to his right, his gaze upturned; together with an Etruscan bronze youth, circa 4th-3rd century B.C., perhaps an athlete, depicted nude, his short wavy hair bound in a now-missing fillet; and a miniature Roman glass jar, circa 3rd-4th century A.D., natural green in color, free-blown, with an applied brown trail around the neck and rim, two of the three applied handles brown
Lar: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high
Etruscan: 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) high
Glass: 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high (3)
Lar and Youth: Paris Art Market; with Ariadne, New York, 1985.
The Estate of Neil F. Phillips, Esq., Q.C.; Christie's, New York, 18 December 1997, lot 279 (Youth); 283 (Lar).
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The youth and the jar not illustrated.
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