10 juin 2011

A Roman marble portrait bust of the emperor Hadrian. Circa 117-138 A.D.

A Roman marble portrait bust of the emperor Hadrian. Circa 117-138 A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Lifesized, finely sculpted with his characteristic thick wavy hair combed forward in undulating rows, ending in corkscrew curls detailed by drillwork, with a closely-cropped beard of wavy locks, spiraling around his jaw line and forking slightly below his chin, the mustache with a gap at the philtrum, his thin upper lip pressed against his fleshy lower lip, the eyes articulated, with thick lower lids, the brow with two deep... [Lire la suite]
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