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LOT 0035

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GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 6,640 - 8,860
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£5,400 (EUR 5,979; USD 7,052) (+bp*)

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Graeco-Roman Marble Bust of a Noble

1st century BC-1st century AD

An expressive bust of a mature nobleman with curly hair gracefully framing his face, the sides falling on the shoulders of the pleated toga, furrowed forehead and prominent nasolabial folds; mounted on custom-made stand. 16.6 kg total, 38cm including stand (15"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of an South Oxfordshire, UK collector; acquired from Parthenon Gallery in 2011; previously with C.J. Martin; ex Delorme & Collin Du Bocage, 13 May 2011, lot 171; ex French collection; formerly in a 1970s British collection; accompanied by a copy of the relevant Delorme & Collin Du Bocage catalogue page and Parthenon Gallery invoice and an academic report by Dr. Raffaele D’Amato.
Literature
See Ridgway Sismondo B., Hellenistic sculpture III, the styles of ca. 100-31 BC, Madison, 1930; Seymour H., Observations concerning the Antiquity of the Getty Veristic Head and the Authentication of Ancient Marbles in California Studies in Classical Antiquity, Vol. 7 (1974), pp.165-174; Smith, R.R.R., Hellenistic sculpture, a handbook, London, 1991; Delorme & Collin Du Bocage, Catalogue 13 May 2011, Dessins anciens, tableaux anciens, Islam, archéologie, Haute èpoque, objets d'art, mobilier, Paris, 2011, lot 171, p.27.