A Roman marble mask relief
Lot 121W
A Roman marble mask relief
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 22,794) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble mask relief
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Possibly depicting a River god, with long centrally-parted wavy hair, the wide forehead frowning, the eyes with carved pupils and drilled tear-ducts, the gaping mouth possibly forming the aperture for the water of a fountain, 13in (33cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection, acquired in the 1960s, thence by descent.

    Literature:
    For similar mask of a River god from the Garden Temple of the Ince Blundell Collection, cf. J. Fejfer and E. Southworth, The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture. Volume I, Liverpool University Press, 1991, p.17, fig.6.
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