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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF SARAPIS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D., ON 19TH CENTURY HERM SHOULDERS

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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF SARAPIS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D., ON 19TH CENTURY HERM SHOULDERS

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF SARAPIS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D., ON 19TH CENTURY HERM SHOULDERS

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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF SARAPIS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D., ON 19TH CENTURY HERM SHOULDERS


his beard parted in the center and symmetrically arranged in rows of overlapping voluted curls, his long wavy hair falling low over the forehead in four spiral curls, bound in a diadem, flowing freely down the sides, and descending in six corkscrew curls over the nape of the neck; nose restored.

Total height with shoulders 59 cm.; height of head 32 cm.

As shown and described. Nose formerly restored in marble (see Bonhams photo) has now been removed. Flat cut with pinhole was built up slightly to resemble an actual break. Surface with chips and 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.

European private collection, circa 19th Century (based on restoration techniques)

French private collection, acquired in the 1950s

Galerie Steinitz, Paris, 2012


Published

Bonhams, London, July 7th, 2016, no. 177, illus.