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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A MAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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8,000

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- 12,000 GBP

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A MAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A MAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

10,000

GBP

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A MAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.


turned to his right, with parted lips, the hair composed of sickle-shaped locks; no restorations.

Height 11 cm. Height of head from chin to crown 9 cm.

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acquired by Paul Arndt prior to 1907 for Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), Valby, Copenhagen

Hruby Collection, Vienna, acquired in the late 1950s from the Austrian collector and dealer H. Görner, Vienna (Bonhams, September 30th, 2015, no. 47, illus.)

The present head belongs to a type known in several other replicas, small-size as well as slightly overlife-size, and attributed to Polykleitos, circa 430 B.C. For the replicas see Kreikenbom, op. cit., pp. 181ff., pls. 210ff. For a discussion of the suggested interpretation as Herakles see S. Kansteiner, Herakles, 2000, pp. 94ff.; id. et al., eds., Der Neue Overbeck, vol. 2, 2014, p. 470f., no. 4.