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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, implied by the mounting. Thence by inheritance to a private French collection; thence by inheritance to another private French collection, 1980s.

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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