13 October 2020
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF APOLLO
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) high
Private Collection, France.
with Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres (1944-2007), Paris.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, acquired from the above, 1990 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VII, 1992, no. 8).
Antiquities, Sotheby’s, London, 21 May 1992, lot 141.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York.
Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above, 1992.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2006 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII, no. 5).
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2008.
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This head of Apollo with an oval face, strong gaze and centrally-parted wavy hair that falls in tresses along his neck is related to an example in Athens, see no. 570 in W. Lambrinudakis et al., “Apollon,” in LIMC, vol. II.
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