Lot 39
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A MARBLE FUNERARY PORTRAIT STATUE OF A ROMAN POET, LATE REPUBLICAN/AUGUSTAN, 2ND HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY B.C. | A Marble Funerary Portrait Statue of a Roman Poet

Estimate
1,500,000 - 2,000,000 GBP
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4,174,500 GBP
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Description

composed of two parts joined at the hips and hollowed out, seated on a cushion in a contemplative attitude and holding a scroll in his left hand, a signet ring on his left hand, his himation draped over the lower part of his body, left shoulder, and left forearm, his head turned slightly to his right, the face with high cheek-bones, fragmentary aquiline nose, deep-set eyes, and furrowed brow, his short cropped hair radiating from the crown, his right foot formerly dowelled on; right shoulder restored.
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