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$ 52,500

Ancient Roman Portrait Bust of a Man, 1st Century BC

Origin Italy
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials Marble
W. 7 in; H. 18.5 in; D. 9 in;
W. 17.78 cm; H. 46.99 cm; D. 22.86 cm;
Condition Good. Restored condition, some smoothing to surfaces of the skin.
Creation Date 100 BC
Description A portrait of Roman aristocrat executed in the Veristic style. From the Latin "verus" meaning truth, the practice represented everyday subjects with great realism often including signs of age with exacting detail. Wrinkles, furrowed brows, and moles are presented as signs of wisdom and power and suggest the philosophical and moral character of the sitter. With the ascent of Emperor Augustus, eternal youth again took center stage, and verism fell into disfavor. The style enjoyed a resurgence after Emperor Vespasian came to power in 69 AD, Italy, 1st century BC.
Styles / Movements Other
Incollect Reference Number 361105
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