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PROPERTY OF LEE RADZIWILL

A Roman Marble Portrait Head of a Boy, Early Antonine, circa A.D. 140-150
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PROPERTY OF LEE RADZIWILL

A Roman Marble Portrait Head of a Boy, Early Antonine, circa A.D. 140-150
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Portrait Head of a Boy, Early Antonine, circa A.D. 140-150
his finely-carved face with fragmentary aquiline nose and almond-shaped eyes with drilled pupils, incised irises, and prominent upper lids, the eyebrows incised, his long wavy hair radiating from the crown and falling in long overlapping locks over the forehead; no restorations.
Height 23 cm.
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Provenance

Nogatch, Paris
acquired by Lee Radziwill from the above in the 1960s

Literature

Richard Champion, "Inside the Fifth Avenue Apartment of Lee Radziwill," Architectural Digest, July/August 1975 (http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/lee-radziwill-new-york-apartment)
Vogue Magazine USA, June 1976 (https://goo.gl/images/F4ssMK)
Lee Radziwill, Happy Times, New York, 2001 (https://goo.gl/images/iEv9BN)

Catalogue Note

The workmanship points to a Greek workshop. Cf. a boy’s portrait in Athens: A. Datsuli-Stavridi, Rhōmaïka portraita sto Ethniko Archaiologiko Mouseio tēs Athēnas, 1985, p. 57f., pl. 63f.

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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