View 1 of Lot 67. A Roman Marble Figure of a Youth, circa 2nd Century A.D., with 18th-Century Head of Marcus Aurelius.
View 1 of Lot 67. A Roman Marble Figure of a Youth, circa 2nd Century A.D., with 18th-Century Head of Marcus Aurelius.
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A Roman Marble Figure of a Youth, circa 2nd Century A.D., with 18th-Century Head of Marcus Aurelius

Estimate:

24,000 - 35,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Figure of a Youth, circa 2nd Century A.D., with 18th-Century Head of Marcus Aurelius

A Roman Marble Figure of a Youth, circa 2nd Century A.D., with 18th-Century Head of Marcus Aurelius

Estimate:

24,000 - 35,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Figure of a Youth

circa 2nd Century A.D., with 18th-Century Head of Marcus Aurelius


standing with the weight on his left leg, his right arm raised, and wearing a chlamys fastened on his right shoulder, falling down his back, and wrapped around his left forearm; base, support, right leg, left lower leg, genitalia incl. pubic hair, left hand, right arm, and head restored.

Total height 67.5 cm.; height without plinth 63 cm.

European private collection, circa 18th Century (based on restoration techniques)
American private collection, Long Island, acquired in the late 1970s/early 1980s
The finely-carved restored head is a miniature portrait of the young Marcus Aurelius of the Uffizi-Toulouse type (cf. K. Fittschen, Prinzenbildnisse antoninischer Zeit, 1999, pl. 38).