11 June 2003
PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
A ROMAN BRONZE BUST OF MINERVA
Circa 4th Century A.D.
Depicted emerging from two spiral-fluted ribbons with voluted ends, her hair center-parted with three tendrils falling to her shoulders, wearing a mantle pinned at her left shoulder over a short chiton, and a necklace with a circular pendant, a high-crested helmet upon her head with volutes on either side, the crest used as a suspension loop, a circular lead section soldered to the reverse, traces of gilding preserved throughout
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm) high
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This lot is being offered not subject to a reserve.
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Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England