Roman Marble Bust of a Philosopher

Roman Marble Bust of a Philosopher

An ancient Roman marble portrait bust of a bearded philosopher with a furrowed brow and mouth slightly open; with an ancient Roman marble muscular bust; placed on a pavanazzetto granite pedestal.

Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Height not including the socle: 11 in. (28 cm).
Overall height: 16 in. (41 cm).

During the Grand Tour, this Roman marble portrait of an unidentified philosopher was joined to a fragmentary ancient torso and placed upon a pedestal of pavanazzetto marble. The portrait somewhat resembles images of the Hellenistic philosopher Karneades.

Formerly in a 19th century European collection; with Mallet's, Bourdon House, London, acquired by 1996; with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2002.

Inv#: 7954

$35,000



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