Roman Marble Portrait Bust of a Man, Greece, 1st half of 2nd Century A.D.
his head turned sharply to his right, with bare chest, short and thick beard, and unruly hair, on an integral profiled socle; nose and right shoulder formerly restored.
Height 62 cm.
recorded on the Munich art market prior to World War I, offered by a Greek art dealer, said to be from Salonika
acquired in the late 1980s by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint-Laurent together with their house on the rue Bonaparte, where it already adorned the garden
Paul Arndt, in Griechische und römische Porträts, nos. 1128–29, Munich, 1930 (text: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/buchseite/1092779; plates: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/buchseite/1093182, http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/buchseite/1093183)