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PROPERTY FROM A FLORIDA PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Marble Head of Pan, circa 3rd Century A.D.
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PROPERTY FROM A FLORIDA PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Marble Head of Pan, circa 3rd Century A.D.
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Head of Pan, circa 3rd Century A.D.
his scowling face turned to his right, with deeply-drilled thick wavy moustache, pointed ears, scent glands hanging from either side of his jaw, parted lips, broad nose, and large eyes with incised irises and pupils beneath knitted brows, and long shaggy hair; no restorations.


Height 9.5 cm.
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Provenance

estate of Flora Whitney Miller (1897-1986), New York (Sotheby’s, New York, May 29th, 1987, no. 113, illus.)

Catalogue Note

Flora Whitney Miller was the daughter of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum in New York. Flora Whitney Miller was later its president and chairman. The sale in which the head of Pan was sold included several other objects from her estate, primary among them a splendid monumental Roman marble sarcophagus showing the Story of Adonis, acquired by the Antiken Museum Berlin (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/41143).

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