Lot 12
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A Hellenistic Marble Head of Herakles, circa 3rd Century B.C.

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20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • A Hellenistic Marble Head of Herakles
  • Marble
  • Height 13 in. 33 cm.
turned sharply to his right, with powerful and expressive features, thick beard of voluted curls, full parted lips beneath a long moustache, large eyes beneath a low prominent brow, and long wavy hair bound in a wide fillet knotted at the nape of the neck.

Provenance

Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, Kunstwerke der Antike. Auktion XXVI, October 5th, 1963, no. 185, illus.
Sotheby's, London, July 1st, 1969, no. 110, illus., sold to L. Money
California private collection (Sotheby's, New York, December 10th, 1999, no. 283, illus.)

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