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Rare Roman Basalt Acroterion - Male Head


Rome, Roman Imperial, ca. late 2nd / early 3rd century CE. From a corner of a carved basalt stone sarcophagus lid, in the form of a man's head, his deeply drilled locks falling in waves around his face, with large eyes and slightly gnarled brow, slightly agape mouth. Size: 7.88" x 7.88" x 6.3" (20cm x 20cm x 16cm).

Provenance: Ex-private Sismann Collection, France acquired on the French Art Market prior to 1970.

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