A large Roman marble male head probably of Vespasian

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Lot 192*
A large Roman marble male head probably of Vespasian

£ 16,000 - 22,000
US$ 20,000 - 27,000

Antiquities

13 Oct 2006, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

A large Roman marble male head probably of Vespasian
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The broad square head with a balding pate and short tufty receeding hair, with a broad furrowed brow, arching eyes with heavy lids and deep furrows extending from either side of the nose, with slightly smirking lips and a thick set neck, 10¾in. (27.3cm.) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ex Hawaii Collection, 1980's

    Published:
    Aloha; The Magazine of Hawaii and the Pacific, September/October 1989

    Literature:
    For a similar head of Vespasian, cf. W.H.D. Rouse, Atlas of Classical Portraits, Roman, (London 1898), no. 50, p.48-9
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