London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MORIZ AND ELSA VON KUFFNER
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY
FIRST HALF OF 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Facial features softly modelled, with full cheeks and articulated pupils, his close cropped hair brushed forward, mounted
7¾ in. (19 cm.) high
Collection of Moriz and Elsa von Kuffner, Vienna.
Confiscated in November 1938 by the Nazi authorities at Palais Kuffner and transferred to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv. no. I 1552.
Restituted on 4 July 2008 to the heirs of Moriz and Elsa von Kuffner.
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