A BRONZE INLAID MARBLE HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN  ANCIENT REGION OF GANDHARA, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY

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A BRONZE INLAID MARBLE HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN
ANCIENT REGION OF GANDHARA, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY

Sold for HK$ 625,000 (US$ 79,832) inc. premium
A BRONZE INLAID MARBLE HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN
ANCIENT REGION OF GANDHARA, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY
31 cm (12 1/4 in.) high

Footnotes

  • His mouth agape, deeply furrowed brows frame the man's bronze-inlaid eyes. His disheveled hair contrasts the perfectly kept spirals of his beard and his mustache rippling down to his jaw. With marked realism, this head is suffused with a degree of animated portraiture rarely seen in Gandharan sculpture.

    Compare a terracotta head of Dionysus in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Behrendt, Art of Gandhara, New York, 2007, p.67, no.51). Also compare two stucco heads identified as old man and a warrior in the British Museum (Zwalf, Gandharan Sculpture, London, 1990, pp.326-27, nos.621 & 622). Sculptures with similarly substantial beards are also common to Gandharan Atlantes, see ibid, pp.208-10, 216, nos.362-64, 366 & 377.

    Provenance
    Elisabeth Coebergh, Netherlands, 1980-2003
    John Eskenazi Ltd, London, 2014
    Elizabeth and Willard Clark Collection, California


    鑲銅大理石男性頭像
    犍陀羅,約三世紀

    高31釐米(12 1/4英吋)

    650,000-750,000港元

    此像刻劃一位男性眉頭深鎖,嘴巴微張,眼部鑲銅。蓬亂的頭髮與整潔捲曲的鬍鬚形成對比,八字鬍如波紋下垂至下巴。作品帶有有明顯的現實主義色彩,比尋常犍陀羅造像更加生動。

    比照大都會藝術博物館的一尊酒神狄俄尼索斯赤陶頭像,(參見Behrendt,《犍陀羅藝術》,紐約,2007年,頁67,51號),以及大英博物館的老人與勇士灰泥頭像(參見Zwalf,《犍陀羅雕塑》,倫敦,1990年,頁326-27,編號621和622)。類似大鬍子的造型在犍陀羅的阿特拉斯造像上也常見,參見同上,頁208-10、216,編號362-64、366和377。

    來源
    Elisabeth Coebergh,荷蘭,1980-2003年
    John Eskenazi Ltd,倫敦,2014年
    Elizabeth與Willard Clark夫婦收藏,加州
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A BRONZE INLAID MARBLE HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN  ANCIENT REGION OF GANDHARA, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY
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