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LOT 1261

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GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,520 - 7,730
USD ($) 6,150 - 8,610

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£4,500 (EUR 4,972; USD 5,536) (+bp*)

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Roman Marble Head of a Nobleman

Late 2nd century AD

A marble bust of a male with hair swept up from the brow in a series of locks; lightly engraved eyebrows, moustache and short beard; roughly carved to the back of the head for fitting into a niche; mounted on a custom-made stand. 19.3 kg total, 45cm including stand (17 3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman living in central London; previously in the Alder family collection, Lausanne, Switzerland; acquired before 1952.