A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN
circa 170-190 a.d.
The lifesized head with realistic features, his hair a mass of curly locks, with a slightly receding hairline, broad forehead and softly modelled brow above almond-shaped eyes, the full beard deeply drilled, his thick, fleshy lips slightly parted
12½ in. (31.8 cm) high
Antiquities, Sotheby's London, 10 July 1990, lot 252
Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, January 1992, no. 47