Lot 10
  • 10

A Marble Head of Apollo, Roman Imperial, 1st half of the 3rd Century A.D.

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • A Marble Head of Apollo
  • Marble
  • Height 5 in. 12.7 cm
most likely from a sarcophagus depicting the Muses or the myth of Marsyas, turned to his left, with full parted lips, straight nose, and heavy-lidded eyes with drilled crescentic pupils, his hair bound in a laurel wreath.


French private collection, Paris, 1960s

Catalogue Note

For related examples see the heads of Apollo on the Muse sarcophagi at Woburn Abbey, Castellamare de Stabia, and especially Agliè (M. Wegner, Die Musensarkophage [Antiken Sarkophagreliefs, 5,3]  Berlin, 1966, pls. 42a, 42b, and 45b).