A Roman marble head of young man

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Lot 118
A Roman marble head of young man

Sold for £ 43,200 (US$ 53,034) inc. premium

Antiquities

28 Apr 2010, 11:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Roman marble head of young man
Circa mid-2nd Century A.D.
With finely carved features, the lidded eyes drilled at the inner corners, the small mouth with full lower lip, the curly hair drilled, clustering over the head and along the forehead, 9 5/8in (24.5cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ex C. v.d. Heyden Collection, Netherlands. Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate.

    Published:
    Rijksmuseum van Ouheden, Klassieke Kunst uit Particulier Bezit, (Leiden 1975), no.71, figs.32-3.

    Literature:
    This head bears great resemblance to portraits of a young Marcus Aurelius around the period of A.D. 139 when he was adopted by Antoninus Pius and given the title of Caesar. Cf. G.A. Mansuelli, Galleria degli Uffizi, Le Sculture, vol. II, (Rome 1961), no.117.
A Roman marble head of young man
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