6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS
A ROMAN MARBLE MALE HEAD
CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Depicted beardless, turned slightly to his right, his deeply-drilled hair upswept with prominent anastole (cowlick), likely from a relief, perhaps a sarcophagus
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
The Estate of Neil F. Phillips, Esq., Q.C.; Christie's, New York, 18 December 1997, lot 290.
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