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ROMAN LIFE SIZE HEAD OF A DIOSCORUS 2/3rd Cent AD

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ROMAN LIFE SIZE HEAD OF A DIOSCORUS 2/3rd Cent AD
Culture: ROMAN. Date: 2ND - 3RD CENTURY AD. Material: MARBLE. Provenance: EX: AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION. EX: NYC ANTIQUITIES MARKET. Condition: INTACT, MOUNTED ON CUSTOM BASE. Measurements: 14 INCHES HIGH, (35.5 CMS), 11 INCHES WIDE, (28 CMS). This fine head from a larger statue, featuring a dioscuros with features of Alexander the Great. His hair is full with wavy curls falling on the side of his head, and drilled eyes. He is wearing the conical cap, (pileus). Of exceptional quality and very rare . The Dioscuri were antiquity's divine twins Castor and Pollux, twin sons of Zeus and Leda. they were worshiped as savior gods who assisted men at moments of crisis, especially sailors. They retained for eternity much of their divine nature, including their youthful beauty, slender and powerful shapes. Cf: For a related examples in bronze, see Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis (New York, 1987), cat. no. 138, pp - 234-235. See also Dotothy Kent Hill, Catalogue of Classical Bronze Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore 1949), cat. no. 48, p. 27. See also Stephanie Boucher, Bronzes Romains Figures du Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (Lyon 1973), cat. no. 24, p. 13.


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