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A Roman Marble Bust of a Young Satyress, circa 1st/2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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A Roman Marble Bust of a Young Satyress, circa 1st/2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Bust of a Young Satyress, circa 1st/2nd Century A.D.
the head turned to her right, with childlike features and pointed ears, her hair arranged in a plait on the crown and surmounted by a wreath of ivy leaves and berries, the ends of a fillet falling over the shoulders and terminating in a necklace strung with ivy leaves centering a cluster of berries; no restorations.
Height 14.5 cm.
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Provenance

European private collection, circa early 20th Century (based on stepped Carrara marble socle)
Sylvie Moriceau, Orange, France, inherited from her great-grandparents
French private collection, Fourques, Gard, acquired from the above in the 1980s
acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

For the facial features and the plait on the crown cf. a head in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg: O. Neverov, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 88, 1984, p. 37, pl. 9 (a replica restored as the infant Hermes is in a Swiss private collection: Photographische Einzelaufnahmen, nos. 1915–16). For the necklace compare a small herm sold at Sotheby’s, London, Ancient Marbles, June 12th, 2017, no. 38.

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