8 June 2005,
Price realised USD 10,800
USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF FRAGMENT
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Sculpted in relief, preserving the head of a youth, his head turned to his right, his heavy-lidded eyes articulated, his hair a mass of short locks, preserving wings on either side, presumably from now-lost figures of Eros, ivy leaves positioned at the tips of the wings, an egg-and-dart molding above
22 1/8 in. (56.2 cm.) long
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with Hotel Drouot, Paris, circa 1990.
Property from a Private American Collection
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