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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERAKLES, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

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Estimate:

15,000 to - 25,000 GBP

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERAKLES, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERAKLES, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

15,000 to - 25,000 GBP

Lot sold:

17,500

GBP

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERAKLES, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.


turned sharply to his right, with short hair spiralling from the crown, swept up above the forehead, and surmounted by a wreath of leaves, the ends of his fillet falling onto the neck, coarse-grained Thasian marble; chin, lower right cheek, upper lip, and nose restored.

Height 13 cm.


Chin, lower right cheek, upper lip, and nose restored. Note chipped nose tip. Minor areas of incrustation on proper left side, back of head and some leaves of wreath. Minor abrasions overall.


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.

reputedly William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), San Simon, California

private collection, Louisiana

Royal-Athena Galleries, New York


Published

Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, Art of the Ancient World, vol. 15, 2004, no. 23, ilus.


This head could come from a miniature replica of the Herakles Lenbach type, cf. the bronze statuette sold at Sotheby’s, New York, May 14th, 2018, no. 15.