Italian, 18th century
Bust of an Emperor
with a label to the reverse inscribed: 52
white marble and alabastro fiorito
the head possibly ancient, and repolished
38cm., 15in. overall
Overall the condition of the bust is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The drapery is composed of sections and joints are visible. The nose has been reattached and there are two areas of fill to the eyebrows. There is veining to the socle, including a slightly open but stable vein. There are minor chips and abrasions to the edges including some larger chips to the edge of the truncation at the proper right shoulder.
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