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Imperial Roman Marble Head of a Young Satyress

A charming early Imperial Roman marble head of a young Satyress wearing a wreath of ivy and fruit, the fillet tied at the back and draped about the neck, joined as a necklace with a central flower. Minimal repairs and restorations.

Late 1st Century AD

Head, exclusive of base, 14.5 cm (5 11/16") As mounted in the late 19th to early 20th Century on a Carrara marble socle, 20 x 11.4 cm (7 7/8 x 4 1⁄2")


Ex: French or Italian private collection by the late 19th to early 20th Century.Thence by inheritance to Sylvie Moriceau, Orange, France, from her grandparents. Thence another private French collection, acquired from Mme. Moriceau in the 1980s. United Kingdom export license.

Exhibited: BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII. (London, 2019) p.29

Comparanda: Sotheby’s; Antiquities. Including the Collection of Sideo Fromoluti and Nora Speyer (New York, 06.08.2011) lot. 37 American Journal of Archaeology (AJA) vol. 88, 1984: O. Neverov. p. 37, pl. 9 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston acc. no.: 68.766

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