8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURAL VASE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a herm-bust of the Diadumenos of Polykleitos, the head turned to his right, his hair a mass of unruly locks bound in a fillet, the eyes articulated, the head surmounted by the vessel neck and trefoil spout
5 5/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high
Said to be from Anatolia.
Private German Collection.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-100.
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