A Roman limestone head of Fulvia
Lot 176
A Roman limestone head of Apollo
Sold for £26,400 (US$ 44,373) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Roman limestone head of Fulvia
Lot Details
A Roman limestone head of Apollo
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Depicted wearing a laurel wreath, the wavy hair combed straight from the crown of the head, centrally-parted and drawn back into a chignon at the base of the head, two tresses falling to the sides, now missing, the browline defined, the large and wide-set eyes with incised irises and pierced pupils, the lips full, 7½in (19cm) high, some remnants of polychrome paint, some restoration, mounted on a marble veneer base

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property of a private English lady, acquired in 1990 at Sotheby's London.

    Published:
    Sotheby's, London, Antiquities, Tuesday, 10 July 1990, lot 269.

    Literature:
    For a similarly wreathed Apollo of the 2nd Century A.D., cf. Apollo Musagetes, Museo Pio-Clementino, The Vatican Museums, Rome: V. Farinella, Vatican Museums. Classical Art, (Florence, 1985), p.34, fig. 16
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