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A Roman Marble Head of Zeus, late 1st/2nd Century A.D., on 18th Century Shoulders
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A Roman Marble Head of Zeus, late 1st/2nd Century A.D., on 18th Century Shoulders
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A Roman Marble Head of Zeus, late 1st/2nd Century A.D., on 18th Century Shoulders
turned slightly to his right, his face with luxuriant beard and moustache, full parted lips, and prominent brow, his long wavy hair spiraling from the crown, bound in a diadem, raised in twin locks over the forehead, and falling in long deeply drilled curls down over the nape of the neck; nose restored.
Total height 28.9 cm
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Provenance

European private collection, 18th Century (based on restoration techniques)
Rome art market, 1934 or earlier
Nice, France, art market
Sotheby’s, New York, June 5th, 2013, no. 39, illus.

Literature

RECORDED

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, neg. no. 1934.1677, logged in on October 24th, 1934 (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/1059146)

Catalogue Note

An old label on the front of the base reads "136." The 1934 photograph shows the bust mounted on a circular white marble socle typical of the 18th century.

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