A Roman marble female portrait bust
Lot 123W
A Roman marble female portrait bust
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,399) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Roman marble female portrait bust
Lot Details
A Roman marble female portrait bust
Eastern Empire, circa 2nd Century A.D.
With an aquiline nose, shapely lips and small rounded chin, her large heavy lidded eyes set beneath a defined brow, her wavy hair centrally parted, wearing earrings and a tunic, the back roughly hewn, probably from a funerary relief, 14½in (36.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    Bonhams London, 29 Apr 2009, lot 47.
    Private collection formed in the early 1980s.

    Literature:
    For a similar bust, cf. S. Walker & M. Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt, London, 1997, fig 272, p.197-8.
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