28 March 2007
A ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUE
IN THE FORM OF OCEANUS, WITH SWIRLING LOCKS OF HAIR FRAMING HIS FACE, TWO FINS PROJECTING FROM THE FROM THE CROWN OF HIS HEAD, HIS FACE WITH OVERLAPPING JAGGED SCALES IN LOW RELIEF, THE TIPS OF SOME HIGHLIGHTED IN SILVER, HIS ARCHING BROWS AND LARGE EYES INLAID WITH SILVER (THE GARNET PUPILS MODERN ADDITIONS), A V-SHAPED MARKINGCENTERD ON HIS FURROWED FOREHEAD INLAID IN SILVER, HIS TEATH ALSO IN SILVER, A CLAM SHELL AND CONFIRMING DOLPHINS AT HIS CHIN, PERFORATIONS BELOW AND THROUGH THE EARS FOR ATTAHCMENT, WITH A CIRCULAR WHITE PAPER STICKER INSCRIBED IN BLACK INK 'JULY 7 1470'.
THE APPLIQUE 3 1/2 IN. (9 CM.) HIGH, INCLUDING MARBLE BACK 6 IN. (15 CM.) HIGH, 4 1/2 IN. (11 CM.) WIDE
SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND IN POMPEII.
PRINCESS OF SAXONY, 1858.
THE EARL OF HADDINGTION; CHRISTIE'S, LONDON, 12 DECEMBER 1967, LOT 201. ANONYMOUS SALE; CHRISTIE'S LONDON, 7 JULY 1970,172.
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H. BRUNN, GRIECHISCHE GöTTERIDEALE, MUNICH, 1893, PP. 37-41.
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