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Grand Tour Bust of Claudius

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Grand Tour Bust of Claudius

Lot 0587 Details

Description
18th-19th century AD. A carved marble bust of Emperor Claudius depicted bare-headed with short wavy hair, wearing a lorica over a tunic with square-cut neckline; the lorica with a mask or gorgoneion placed centrally on the chest, strap to the right shoulder with lion-mask finial, pteruges to the right shoulder and sagum cloak pinned at the left shoulder with a disc brooch; bronze-inlaid inscription to the lower edge 'CLAUDIUS'; mounting spike to the underside. 6.7 kg total, 11.3-23cm (4 1/2 - 9"). From an important English collection; previously in the Lord Melchett collection, pre 1928. [2]
Condition
Fine condition; head detached.
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Grand Tour Bust of Claudius

Estimate £800 - £1,000
Sep 07
Starting Price £700
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0587: Grand Tour Bust of Claudius

Sold for £1,600
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Est. £800 - £1,000Starting Price £700
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 1
Tue, Sep 07, 2021 4:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0587 Details

Description
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18th-19th century AD. A carved marble bust of Emperor Claudius depicted bare-headed with short wavy hair, wearing a lorica over a tunic with square-cut neckline; the lorica with a mask or gorgoneion placed centrally on the chest, strap to the right shoulder with lion-mask finial, pteruges to the right shoulder and sagum cloak pinned at the left shoulder with a disc brooch; bronze-inlaid inscription to the lower edge 'CLAUDIUS'; mounting spike to the underside. 6.7 kg total, 11.3-23cm (4 1/2 - 9"). From an important English collection; previously in the Lord Melchett collection, pre 1928. [2]
Condition
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Fine condition; head detached.

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