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ARTEMIS GALLERY Lovely Roman Alabaster Bust - 2nd Century

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Seller: artemisgallery (680) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381849027208 Lovely Roman Alabaster Bust - 2nd Century Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 180 to 220 CE. A lovely small alabaster bust of a bearded man with thick, curly hair on his head and face. His face is naturalistic and has a rounded nose and large, sensitive eyes. In the Classical World, small busts were often made as copies of larger statues, usually ones displayed in public spaces, to be placed in the household. This bust probably depicts someone of high status. The facial hair helps us date it; Roman emperors were clean shaven until the Emperior Hadrian, who grew one, according to Plutarch, to hide scars on his face, although he may also have been inspired by Greek style. This fashion was mirrored by other men for just a brief period in Roman history. Comes with custom stand. Size: 1.9" L x 1.8" W x 4.75" H (4.8 cm x 4.6 cm x 12.1 cm) #117804 Condition: Repaired in two places, and with a hole drilled into the top of the head. Provenance: ex-Private LA County collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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