A Roman marble portrait head of an Imperial prince
Lot 60*
A Roman marble portrait head of an Imperial prince
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,174) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Roman marble portrait head of an Imperial prince
Julio-Claudian, circa early 1st Century A.D.
Probably of the Emperor Tiberius, depicted with short hair curling at his brow and neck, the eyes finely carved, 5in (12.5cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dutch private collection, acquired in the 1970s.

    Literature:
    Tiberius Claudius Nero (c. 42 B.C. - A.D. 37) was the son of Livia and the stepson of the Emperor Augustus. He succeeded Augustus in A.D. 14 and ruled for twenty-three years. This portrait is probably one of the so-called 'Adoptive' type produced to commemorate Augustus's adoption of Tiberius as his heir.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the online provenance for this lot should read 'Gunnar Sadolin Collection (1874-1955), Denmark'. Exhibited: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek; Ancient Art in Danish private collections, 1974. Cat. no. 319.
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