IMPERIAL ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUTH

Mounted on a 17th Century Italian marble bust.

 

Severan era, mid-3RD Century AD

Head alone, 12 cm ht (4 3⁄4"). As mounted, 40.5 x 29.8 cm (16 x 11 3⁄4")

 

European collection, 17th Century (implied by restoration). More recently, the German private collection of the tenor Michele Tiziano, thence another German private collection, via the German market; thence, London market.

 

#5795

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.38

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  acc. no. 1977.337

 

World Museum, Liverpool, UK  acc. no. 59.148.196

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