16 December 2005
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A ROMAN BRONZE ROUNDEL
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Adorned with a bust of Cupid, his head turned sharply to his left, the paunchy youth with "Venus" lines on his neck, his loose cloak pinned at the shoulders, the folds forming a scalloped V at his neck, with round cheeks and double chin, his pupils deeply recessed, his hair a wild mass of curls pulled up into a top-knot, with a few single curls along his forehead
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VI, part 2, no. 38).
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