A Roman wood bust of an emperor

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Lot 121
A Roman wood bust of an emperor

£ 3,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,800 - 5,100
Amended
A Roman wood bust of an emperor
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
With carved details of the face, his wavy hair swept forward, his drapery falling in thick folds across his body and clasped at the shoulder, the flat-backed reverse with a vertical panel pierced for attachment, 1 5/8in (4.1cm) high, with a fitted case

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    With Charles Ede Ltd, 2001.

    Literature:
    For comparable examples in amber cf. Exhibition Catalogue, Glories of the Past, New York, 1990, p.251.

Saleroom notices

  • please note this lot is Ivory and not wood and will require a CITES licence to leave the EU.
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A Roman wood bust of an emperor
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