10 juin 2011

A Roman marble head of Hercules. Circa 2nd century A.D.

A Roman marble head of Hercules. Circa 2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Over-lifesized, his head turned to his left on his muscular neck, his thick luscious curls upswept from his forehead in short pointed locks, with a furrowed forehead, the deeply-set lidded eyes beneath modelled brows, his nose prominent, his full beard composed of short spiral-curling locks, his thick mustache enveloping the upper lip but for the philtrum; 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $194,500   ... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

A Roman marble Hercules. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D.

A Roman marble Hercules. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Over-lifesized, originally standing with his weight on his right leg and his left slightly advanced, with a slight hip thrust to the left, his right arm originally pulled back with the hand resting on the hip, the left arm originally lowered, with remnants of his club visible in the armpit, his torso bent forward, creating a crease through his abdomen, his burly musculature well defined, puntelli preserved on the reverse; 34½ in. (87.6 cm.) high.... [Lire la suite]
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