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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

An Etruscan Nenfro Portrait Head of a Man, Late 2nd/Early 1st Century B.C.
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

An Etruscan Nenfro Portrait Head of a Man, Late 2nd/Early 1st Century B.C.
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Etruscan Nenfro Portrait Head of a Man, Late 2nd/Early 1st Century B.C.
from an over life-size figure of a man reclining on the lid of a sarcophagus, with strong neck, prominent Adam's apple, dimpled chin, deep folds flanking the mouth, aquiline nose, and furrowed brow, his short straight hair radiating from the crown and bound in a broad cylindrical diadem; remains of black pigment on the face, red on the lips and eyelids, and yellow on the diadem.
Height 15 1/4 in. 38.7 cm.
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Provenance

Wladimir Rosenbaum, Galerie Serodine, Ascona, late 1960s
Arete, Galerie für antike Kunst, Zürich, inv. no. 1052, acquired from the above in 1972
acquired from the above by the family of the present owner on April 28th, 1972

Catalogue Note

In a note dated February 28th, 1969, Hans Jucker compares the present head with three other examples published by R. Herbig (Die Jüngeretruskische Steinsarkophage, Berlin, 1952, nos. 66, 243, and 245). In a 1980 letter, Denis Haynes, then head of the department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum, suggests that this head could possibly originate from one of the four sarcophagi formerly in the possession of the Marchesa Ferrajoli in Rome (see R. Herbig, op. cit., p. 74).

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