5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
A ROMAN BRONZE HELMETED HEAD
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
Hollow cast, depicted with a long oval face, the jawline covered by a full curly beard, his downturned mustache surrounding his full closed lips, the almond-shaped lidded eyes with the pupils open through to the interior, his wild locks flowing back below the Corinthian helmet worn high on his head; some tin preserved on the crown of the helmet
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 28 November 1990, lot 78.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VI, Part II, no. 37).
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