London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
A ROMAN CRYSTALLINE MARBLE TOGATUS PORTRAIT HEAD
CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.
With the back of his head veiled in the traditional manner of a Caesar in the role of a pontifex maximus in the act of sacrificing, repaired, nose restored and some reworking of the face and lips, mounted
17 in. (43.1 cm.) high
Acquired in the 1960s by the present owner's late father.
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A report (dated 1967) from the Archaeological Institute, University of Freiburg, Germany, accompanies this lot.
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