Small Striking Head of a Noble Man

Culture: Roman
Period: End of 1st century A.D. - beginning of 2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 12 cm high
Price: 16 000 Euro
Ref: 3347
Provenance: French private collection Gilles Grimm. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: An ancient break on the left half of the head, which does not influence the overall impression.
Description: Marble head of a patrician with very personalised features and a strong expression. The elderly man with deep forehead and cheek folds. The mouth with a thick lower lip and distinctive nasolabial folds. The determined, straight gaze indicates that the present man is of high rank. The neck is also strong with a thick horizontal fold. His hair is messy and thick. The bulging brows are in the tradition of Republican portraits, but the indicated pupils suggest a date at the end of the Flavian period or soon after. Mounted.