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Palmyran Limestone Head of a Male

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Lot 0049A Details

Description
Near East, Palmyra, Roman period, ca. 2nd century CE. A finely carved limestone head of a older man with a receding hairline - though thick wavy locks of hair run from his hairline to his neck, a full beard and mustache, and a distinguished visage presenting almond-shaped eyes with delineated lids, irises, and pupils, stylized plaited brows, an aquiline nose (with loss as shown), bow-shaped lips, naturalistic ears, incised furrows to represent a knitted brow as well as lines across his forehead to indicate age and deep thought. A special example from Palmyra! Size: 7" W x 8" H (17.8 cm x 20.3 cm); 13" H (33 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Dere collection, New York, New York, USA, collected prior to 2009

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Condition
Losses to back of head, chip to left proper side of nose and right side of hair, repair to left cheek and small stable fissures.
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Palmyran Limestone Head of a Male

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000Aug 13, 2020
Starting Price $3,000
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