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A Roman Marble Head of a Satyr, circa 2nd Century A.D.
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A Roman Marble Head of a Satyr, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Head of a Satyr, circa 2nd Century A.D.
turned sharply to his left, with lively countenance, open smile with bared teeth, and pointed ears, his unruly hair spiraling from the crown, swept up in asymmetrical locks above the forehead, and bound in a wreath of ivy leaves and clusters of berries; no restorations.
Height 23 cm.
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Provenance

French private collection, Paris, acquired in the 1950s (then mounted on a prewar French ebony socle)
French private collection, by descent
acquired from the above by the previous owner

Catalogue Note

The present head is a reversed copy of an early Hellenistic type known from numerous other Roman copies (for example a head in Dresden: K. Knoll, et al., eds., Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Katalog der antiken Bildwerke, vol. 2, 2011, pp. 898ff., no. 213). Also see Sotheby's, New York, December 12th-13th, 1991, no. 77, and December 17th, 1997, no. 114, and Sotheby's, London, Ancient Marbles, June 13th, 2016, no. 38.

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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