A Roman head of Hercules, 24cm

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Lot 113
A Roman marble head of Hercules

Sold for £ 27,600 (US$ 36,784) inc. premium

Antiquities

29 Apr 2009, 11:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Roman marble head of Hercules
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The old hero slightly under life-sized, represented with thick short hair framing the face and wreathed with a silver poplar, which he wore on his return from Hades with Cerberus, his full beard closely cropped, his moustache curling around his small mouth, the jutting brow with deep set eyes beneath, 10½in (26.6cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection of Jacques Schotte (1928-2007), Belgium, 1950s onwards.

    Literature:
    Cf. E. Angelicoussis, The Woburn Abbey Collection of Classical Antiquities, (Mainz am Rhein 1992), no. 53., figs 245-248, p.71 & 178
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A Roman marble head of Hercules
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