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PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Marble Head of Eros-Harpokrates, circa 1st/2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
3,0005,000
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31

PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Marble Head of Eros-Harpokrates, circa 1st/2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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A Roman Marble Head of Eros-Harpokrates, circa 1st/2nd Century A.D.
holding his right forefinger to his smiling mouth and his thumb to the chin, his wavy hair arranged in a top-knot and tapering braid across the crown, cascading on either side in drilled voluted curls, braided in a sidelock, and falling over the nape of the neck, a circular mortise and flat square area on top of the head for insertion of the Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt; no restorations.
Height 12.5 cm.
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Provenance

English private collection, probably acquired in the 1970s or earlier (consistent with bevelled wood plinth and plaster mount)

Catalogue Note

For a complete figure of Eros-Harpokrates cf. LIMC, vol. 4, p. 420, no. 39a, pl. 243.

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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