Republican Marble Portrait of a Patrician

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st century B.C.
Material: Marmor
Dimensions: 10.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3426
Provenance: From an old Parisian private collection, acquired at the Galerie de Serres in the early 1990s. Accompanied by a copy of the French antiquities passport.
Condition: The surface a little rough in places, the right ear slightly worn and a minor wear on the back of the right head. The neck is cut straight at the bottom and perforated for mounting.
Description: Small, very-high quality character head from the Republican period. The middle-aged man with an angular face, prominent chin and deep cheek and nasolabial folds. The hair is shorn short. The head is slightly tilted to the right, the gaze is alert and directed straight ahead. The strong neck and prominent features indicate that this is a depiction of a man of determination, for sure of high rank. Mounted.