A Roman marble bust of an Emperor
Lot 162W
A Roman marble bust of an Emperor
Sold for £76,800 (US$ 129,086) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble bust of an Emperor
Antonine, mid-2nd Century A.D.
Probably for Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius, wearing a cuirass over a tunic, the paludamentum fastened at his right shoulder with a circular brooch, the neck hollowed-out for insertion of an over-lifesize Imperial portrait head, carved with an integral plinth and socle, 25½in (65cm) high


  • Provenance:
    Natalia Timofejeff, Stockholm, 1979.
    Sotheby's New York, 06 June 2006, lot 56.

    Chaucer Fine Arts Inc., Rome. A Vision of Antiquity, catalogue of the exhibition, London, Summer 1980, no.54.

    For a similar Imperial bust wearing the cuirass and paludamentum, see Antoninus Pius, Museo Nazionale in Naples, inv. no. 6031; For a bust of Lucius Verus in The Louvre, Paris, cf. D. Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, New Haven, 1992, fig. 239; and fig. 237 for a bust of Marcus Aurelius in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.