Roman Marble Male Portrait Head

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Roman Marble Male Portrait Head

Artist/Maker: Roman Marble Male Portrait Head
Description: Roman Marble Male Portrait Head
Hadrianic or Early Antonine
Early to Mid 2nd century A D
Portrait head f a bearded man, depicted slightly turned to his left, with a direct forward gaze and calm expression, closely cropped wavy hair, modeled brows above wide almond-shaped eyes, the pupils and irises lightly incised, the upper ids heavy, the inner canthi deeply drilled, with pouches below, the small mouth with full mustache and beard of short wavy strands
Provenance: Private California Collection
Property of Probijoux, SA, sold Christie's June 11, 2003, Lot 196
European Private Collection, acquired in the 1980's
Condition:
 
Origin: antiquity
Materials: Marble
Circa: early to mid 2nd century A D
Height: 14 inches
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