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Roman marble head of the Small Herculaneum Woman, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 309,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
115
Roman marble head of the Small Herculaneum Woman, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 309,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

La collection Renand-Chapet

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Paris

Roman marble head of the Small Herculaneum Woman, circa 2nd Century A.D.
her youthful oval face with parted lips and finely carved eyes, her wavy hair arranged in a melon coiffure bound in a flat circular chignon at the back, a curl escaping before each ear; no restorations.
H. 23 cm (sans le socle); 9 in. (without the socle)
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Provenance

art market, France, between 1911 and 1951, based on the tailored varnished wood socle stamped Kichizo Inagaki (1876-1951), Paris 
Marcel Heim, rue de Varennes, Paris
Collection Georges Renand, Paris (acquired from the above on October 24th 1952)
then by descent to the current owners

Catalogue Note

The present head is a Roman Imperial copy of the head of a long lost Greek original, a late 4th Century B.C draped statue of a woman. The statuary type, known as the "Small Herculaneum Woman" is named after a complete Roman copy found in Herculaneum and now in Dresden (K. Knoll and C. Vorster, eds., Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Katalog der antiken Bildwerke, vol. 3, 2013, pp. 176ff., no. 34: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/5308).

La collection Renand-Chapet

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Paris