THE PROPERTY OF A PENNSYLVANIA COLLECTOR
A PALMYRENE PAINTED LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
In the form of a tall, cylindrical headdress, of the type worn by Palmyrene priests, resting on bunched crimson drapery above a horizontal molding, the headdress with a gilt wreath, a relief medallion in the center with a draped bust of a bearded man, his hair a series of tight curls, the bust centered on a crimson vertical band on the headdress
10½ in. (26.7 cm) high
Antiquities, Christie's New York, 31 May 1997, lot 167