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LOT 0097

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,330 - 3,500
USD ($) 2,460 - 3,680

Sold for (Inc. bp): £3,380

10

ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A PUTTO
1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
10 1/8 in. (4.04 kg total, 25.7 cm high including stand).

A finely modelled head of a putto with delicate features, realistic wavy coiffure showing ringlets nested around the left ear and tracing the nape of the neck; almond-shaped eyes with thick eyelids, aquiline nose, full lips and soft, rounded chin; mounted on a custom-made display stand.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired in the 1970s.
Ex William Froelich collection, New York, U.S.A.
Private East Coast, U.S.A. collection.
Acquired from Artemis Gallery, Louisville, Colorado, U.S.A. in 2019.
Private collection of Professor Kenneth Graham, London, UK.
Accompanied by an Artemis Gallery certificate of authenticity.
Accompanied by an archaeological report by Dr Raffaele D’Amato.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.114501-194243.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Felletti Maj, B.M., Museo Nazionale Romano, I Ritratti, Roma, 1953; Bianchi Bandinelli, R., L'arte Romana nel centro del potere, dalle origini alla fine del II secolo d.C., Roma, 1969; Scrinari, V. S. M., Sculture Romane di Aquileia, Roma, 1972, no.153; Brizzolara, A.M., Le sculture del Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, La collezione Marsili, Comune di Bologna, Bologna, 1986; Agnoli, N., Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Palestrina, Le sculture, Roma, 2002; Gagarin, M., Fantham, E., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, volume I, Oxford, 2010; similar heads can be found in Aquileia (Scrinari, 1972, cat.153-154, pp.53-54).

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