A Roman marble relief fragment of a faun
Lot 175
A Roman marble relief fragment of a Bacchic male figure
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 11,185) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Roman marble relief fragment of a Bacchic male figure
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
The youth depicted asleep, reclining on his left side, the musculature of his torso defined, naked but for folds of drapery falling around his thighs, his right leg crossed over the left, his head lolling to the left, his almond shaped eyes closed into slits, his curly hair drilled with horns rising from his head, now missing, his left hand held up to his head, 18in (45.8cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property of a private English lady, acquired in the early 1990s from the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair.
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