12 December 2002
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PALMYRENE LIMESTONE HEAD OF A PRIEST
Circa Mid 2nd Century A.D.
From a funerary relief, the deceased depicted wearing a modius encircled by a laurel wreath centered by a medallion with a male bust, the long oval face with angular features, the sharply incised brows arching above large almond-shaped eyes, the pupils incised, the thin lips slightly parted, the filtrum indicated, the prominent chin dimpled
13¼ in. (33.7 cm) high
European Private Collection
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