A Roman Marble Portrait Bust of a Man, the head circa A.D. 80, the shoulders 2nd Century A.D.
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
A Roman Marble Portrait Bust of a Man
the head circa A.D. 80, the shoulders 2nd Century A.D.
wearing a tunic, cuirass, and paludamentum fastened with a circular brooch on the right shoulder and falling in long folds over the left shoulder and chest, his head (not belonging) turned to his right; socle restored.
Total height 73.5 cm.
Shoulders and head each date to different periods of Roman art and were associated in Italy in the 17th or 18th century. Original throat and lower part of neck in front are missing and were restored using a separate piece of marble allowing head to fit neatly into neck cavity inside shoulders. Chips, abrasions, and scratches to many protruding parts, such as edges of drapery folds, chin, mouth, nose, rims of ears, etc., are consistent with age. Shoulders' brownish patina due to partially removed layer of incrustation beneath a layer of grime.
Shoulders mounted on 17th/18th c. circular marble socle.
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