ROMAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT OF MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 AD

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ROMAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT OF MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 AD
Over lifesize fragment of limestone head ‘en profile’ of emperor Marcus Aurelius to the right, full curly beard and moustache, his hair done in spiral curls with wavy locks, wearing laurel wreath with heavy drilling holes still visible for originally applied gold leaves; his eye with iris carved in high relief, incised wrinkles aside the eye, ear clearly carved, his nose broken off; reverse roughly carved.

Ex priv. coll. Chr. De Bruijn, Brussels, end 1970s-early 1980s; hence coll. R.v.L., Neterlands; priv. coll. F.Z., Netherlands 2017
Dim. 32 x 26 x 13 cm. Mounted

2nd cent AD, c. 170-180 AD

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