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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF DIONYSOS AS A BOY, 1ST/2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF DIONYSOS AS A BOY, 1ST/2ND CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF DIONYSOS AS A BOY, 1ST/2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF DIONYSOS AS A BOY, 1ST/2ND CENTURY A.D.


turned to his left, with slightly smiling parted lips and full cheeks, his wavy hair parted in the center, bound in a fillet visible over the forehead, brushed over the ears, surmounted by a wreath of ivy leaves and berries, tied in a chignon in back, and falling in long locks over the sides of the neck, coarse-grained Thasian marble; no restorations.

Height 20 cm.

As shown. Note tip of nose chipped. Surface abraded on lips, proper right eye, as well as proper right head and chignon. Note scratches throughout. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Le Doux Collection, Valognes, France, acquired prior to 1914

Thion Enchères, Évreux, January 24th, 2010, no. 182

acquired by the present owner at the above sale