A Roman marble head of Apollo

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Lot 140*
A Roman marble head of Apollo

£ 25,000 - 30,000
US$ 32,000 - 38,000
A Roman marble head of Apollo
Circa 1st-early 2nd Century A.D.
The youthful god depicted life-size, his head turned slightly to the right, his thick wavy hair with deep drilling, centrally-parted, drawn back from the face and gathered into a top-knot, with idealised finely-carved features, his almond-shaped eyes with articulated canthi, beneath defined upper lids, with straight nose and parted lips, 37cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection, Geneva.
    Private collection, Geneva, gifted from the above in the 1970s; and thence by descent.
    Vente de Arts asiatique, Archéologie 1534; Genève Enchères, Geneva, 10 December 2015, lot 755.
    Private collection, Geneva, acquired at the above sale.

    The present lot is of the Apollo Belvedere type, named after an example in the Vatican Museum, inv. no. 1015, thought to be derived from Leochares' bronze original of circa 350-325 B.C. For another head of the Apollo Belvedere type, see the British Museum, London, inv. no. 1865.0103.10.
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