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

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 GBP

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

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 GBP

Lot sold:

21,250

GBP

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.


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As shown, except for the nose break, which was carved flat with a dowel hole for addition of a marble nose and is now covered with a painted-resin simulated break. Very minor chips and abrasions. Surface slightly weathered overall. Break on underside of neck was evened out and polished to sit on restored herm shoulders.


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

French private collection, acquired in the 1950s

Galerie Steinitz, Paris, 2012

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