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A ROMAN GIALLO ANTICO HERM BUST OF A HELLENISTIC RULER, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

A ROMAN GIALLO ANTICO HERM BUST OF A HELLENISTIC RULER, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN GIALLO ANTICO HERM BUST OF A HELLENISTIC RULER, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,125

GBP

A ROMAN GIALLO ANTICO HERM BUST OF A HELLENISTIC RULER, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.


with parted lips and formerly inlaid eyes, and wearing an aegis and helmet with fragmentary twin ram's horns in front, crest, and ram's head pendent before each ear, the cheek-pieces fastened at the chin, the ends of his diadem falling over the shoulders; no restorations.

Height 19 cm.

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French private collection, acquired in the 1970s

Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, Bailly-Pommery & Voutier, commissaires-priseurs, Cabinet de curiosités de Monsieur V. et à divers, November 23rd, 2011, no. 57

For a discussion of this type of bust, of which more than fourty examples are known, see F. Sinn, in: K. Fittschen and J. Bergemann, eds., Katalog der Skulpturen der Sammlung Wallmoden, 2015, pp. 89ff., no. 22. Other examples were sold at Sotheby’s, New York, June 8th, 2011, no. 36, and London, July 2nd, 2019, no. 227.