A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.
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Property from a European Private Collection

A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Property from a European Private Collection

A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot Sold:35,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a European Private Collection

A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A WOMAN, ANTONINE, 3RD QUARTER OF THE 2ND CENTURY A.D.


with incised irises and drilled pupils, her flat wavy hair parted in the center, brushed over the top of the ears, and tied in a spiral chignon at the back, the eyebrows incised; front of lips restored.

Height 28 cm.

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Provenance

Prof. Ernst Berger (1928-2006), Basel, acquired in the 1960s or earlier

Cahn Auktionen AG, Basel, September 22nd, 2006, no. 391, illus.

Sycomore Ancient Art, Geneva

German private collection, acquired from the above

by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Cf. portraits of Faustina Minor in her fifth portrait type: K. Fittschen, Die Bildnistypen der Faustina minor und die Fecunditas Augustae, 1982, pp. 51ff., pls. 19ff. The workmanship of the present head points to a Greek workshop.

Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art
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