View 1 of Lot 94. A Roman Marble Head of a Man, circa 2nd Century A.D., on later shoulders.
View 1 of Lot 94. A Roman Marble Head of a Man, circa 2nd Century A.D., on later shoulders.
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A Roman Marble Head of a Man, circa 2nd Century A.D., on later shoulders

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Head of a Man, circa 2nd Century A.D., on later shoulders

A Roman Marble Head of a Man, circa 2nd Century A.D., on later shoulders

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,276

GBP

A Roman Marble Head of a Man

circa 2nd Century A.D., on later shoulders


with an opened mouth, short hair, full beard, and eyes with incised irises and drilled crescentic pupils.

Total height 29 cm

European private collection, circa 17th Century (based on the shoulders)
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Coutau-Bégarie, Succession du Vicomte de X. Succession de Monsieur X. Ancienne collection des Ducs de L. et à divers, November 29th, 2013, no. 210, illus.
acquired at the above sale

The open mouth suggests that the figure was singing. It could have represented a poet. The shape of the face and the beard can be compared with a head in Detroit: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/5134.