A Roman Marble Portrait Head of a Man, probably Thucydides, 2nd Century A.D.
15,000 - 25,000 GBP
A Roman Marble Portrait Head of a Man, probably Thucydides
2nd Century A.D.
with short beard, high forehead, furrowed brow, and balding pate; neck, nose, and a small circular area on left temple restored, parts of ears formerly restored.
Height 32 cm.
Restored in marble: neck and beginning of shoulders, nose (r. nostril repaired), and patch above proper left temple.
Formerly restored in marble: earlobes and ear rims.
Crown of hair carved smooth, showing no hair detail. Unclear wether this is an original or later feature.
Surface of head slightly weathered overall, more so on proper left than on proper right side.
Mounted on old European quadrangular base.
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