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LOT 0117

Estimate
GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 6,820 - 9,090
USD ($) 7,690 - 10,250

Opening Bid
£6,000 (EUR 6,821; USD 7,689) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Roman Marble Head of Hercules

2nd century AD

A marble head of Hercules (Greek Herakles), gently bowed and turned slightly to the left; curled unruly hair and long wavy beard; deep inset eyes and prominent bow, mouth slightly open; mounted on a custom-made stand. 7.1 kg, 30cm including stand (11 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman; from a Mayfair, London, UK, gallery; formerly in the Bastan collection; previously with Schopmann, Hamburg, Germany, 18 April 2008; accompanied by a copy of the paid purchase invoice for 19,808.00 euros.

Literature
Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 27.122.18 for another Roman copy of the Lysippos Herakles.

Footnotes
This statue head is one of many Roman copies of a Greek statue attributed to Lysippos which depicts Herakles wearied at the end of the twelve labours set for him by Eurystheus, ruler of the Argolid. The original sculpture was cast in bronze by the famous sculptor Lysippos during the Hellenistic period and was subsequently copied in various scales and mediums. It depicts Herakles leaning on his club, holding the apples of the Hesperides behind his back, his head lowered with a fatigued expression.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 25th Feb 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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