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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Marble Relief Head of a Man, circa 2nd half of the 3rd Century A.D.
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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Marble Relief Head of a Man, circa 2nd half of the 3rd Century A.D.
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Relief Head of a Man, circa 2nd half of the 3rd Century A.D.
probably from a large sarcophagus, turned to his right, his face with deeply drilled hair and beard, parted lips, long thick moustache, straight nose,  and deep-set eyes with drilled pupils beneath the  prominent forehead, the hair bound in a spiral-twisted fillet, the back of the head unworked; no restorations.
Height 19.5 cm.
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Provenance

New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, probably acquired in the late 19th Century based on the black marble turned socle (Sotheby’s, New York, May 29th , 1987, no. 143 illus.)
acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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