THE PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Lifesized, his receding hairline with short wavy locks on the crown and back of the head, the ears deeply drilled, his prominent forehead with two deep creases, his convex eyes with thick upper lids, his upper lip protruding, his chin rounded, with a close-cropped beard
13 in. (33 cm.) high
Professor Jens Adolf Jerichau (1816-1883), Copenhagen.
The Jerichau Collection, C. de Bretteville, Copenhagen, 5 May 1884, lot 39.
Private Collection, Germany, 1999.
Antiquities, Christie's, London, 20 October 1999, lot 162.
Antiquities, Christie's, London, 12 April 2000, lot 160.