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A Roman Giallo Antico Marble Herm Bust of Attis, 1st/2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
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A Roman Giallo Antico Marble Herm Bust of Attis, 1st/2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Giallo Antico Marble Herm Bust of Attis, 1st/2nd Century A.D.
his youthful face with prominent chin, parted lips, and eyes recessed for inlay, his hair surmounted by a Phrygian cap with flaps tied up in a fragmentary knot over the crown of the head and falling over the shoulders, two thick curls over the forehead and a comma shaped lock before each ear; no restorations, the lower front edge recarved and the eyes inlaid in modern times.
Height 19 cm.
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Provenance

once mounted on a circa-1870 Belgian clock
Belgian private collection, acquired with the clock in the late 1960s (Galerie Athena, Brussels, June 2016, no. 1140)

Catalogue Note

For a related example see Berlin, Antikensammlung, inv. no. Sk 81 (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/105843).

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