Fragmentary Roman Marble Portrait of a Child

wearing a broad band ‘headdress’ extending from the crown, terminating at the forehead in a row of three pearls

1st Century AD, perhaps Egypt

ht: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.)

#5416

private Egyptian collection, Möise Levi de Benzion (1873-1943), Cairo (auction at the Villa Benzion at Zamalek, Phocion Tano, expert, March 20th, 1947). More recently, French private collection, Nadia Kossiakov (1925-2015), Paris, thence by descent

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVI. (New York, 2017) p. 27 Sotheby’s; Ancient marbles and Works of Art (London, 06.13.2016) lot.59

Comparanda: Fittischen, Klaus & Paul Zanker; Katalog der römischen Porträts in den Capitolinischen Museen und den anderen kommunalen Sammlungen der Stadt Rom (Mainz am Rhein, 1983-2014) p. 168, no.194, pl.171