Marble Head of Jupiter

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 19 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3240
Provenance: According to reports found in Byblos. Later with J. Farrah, Beirut, Lebanon, from where it was acquired on 12 January 1961 by a French private collection. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Some losses on the nose, a restauration on the forehead, but still an expressive fragment.
Description: The god with thick, full hair, the curls framing the face. Jupiter wears a full beard with thick dags. The close-set eyes looking out from bulging frontal bones. The back of the head is not worked out. Possibly part of a sculptural group. Mounted. Found in Byblos, Lebanon.