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ROMAN MARBLE HARPOCRATES PAIR
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Ca. 200-300 AD A pair of beautiful, life-size marble statues of nude children representing Harpocrates, the god of silence and secrecy, each represented elegantly standing on a plinth - one hand resting on a pillar surmounted by a pot, the other arm holding a cornucopia. The oval face framed by long, wavy hair, lotus flower to the top of the head. The gods are depicted with a youthful face, the roundness of his features exemplifying the child-like quality. He is depicted with a rounded chin and large, deep-set, almond eyes. See Daremberg & Saglio, Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines, Paris, 1873-1917; see Jashemski, W.J., The gardens of Pompeii: Herculaneum and the villas destroyed by Vesuvius, II volumes, New York, 1979. Size: L:Set of 2; 665mm/690mm / W:260mm/280mm ; 18.6kg/21kg Provenance: From a private French collection; acquired from Helios Ancient Art, London, UK, in 1990; formerly forming part of a West Sussex estate, acquired between 1960s-1970s; accompanied by an archaeological expertise by Dr Raffaele D’Amato and a geological scholarly report no.TL5370 by Dr Ronald Bonewitz; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10574-172347.
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ROMAN MARBLE HARPOCRATES PAIR

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0001: ROMAN MARBLE HARPOCRATES PAIR

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Est. £20,000 - £30,000Starting Price £10,000
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Ca. 200-300 AD A pair of beautiful, life-size marble statues of nude children representing Harpocrates, the god of silence and secrecy, each represented elegantly standing on a plinth - one hand resting on a pillar surmounted by a pot, the other arm holding a cornucopia. The oval face framed by long, wavy hair, lotus flower to the top of the head. The gods are depicted with a youthful face, the roundness of his features exemplifying the child-like quality. He is depicted with a rounded chin and large, deep-set, almond eyes. See Daremberg & Saglio, Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines, Paris, 1873-1917; see Jashemski, W.J., The gardens of Pompeii: Herculaneum and the villas destroyed by Vesuvius, II volumes, New York, 1979. Size: L:Set of 2; 665mm/690mm / W:260mm/280mm ; 18.6kg/21kg Provenance: From a private French collection; acquired from Helios Ancient Art, London, UK, in 1990; formerly forming part of a West Sussex estate, acquired between 1960s-1970s; accompanied by an archaeological expertise by Dr Raffaele D’Amato and a geological scholarly report no.TL5370 by Dr Ronald Bonewitz; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10574-172347.

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