White marble head depicting the Emperor Augustus.... - Lot 61 - Le Floc'h

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White marble head depicting the Emperor Augustus.... - Lot 61 - Le Floc'h
White marble head depicting the Emperor Augustus. The hairstyle is composed of short, curved locks (restoration to the nose and chips, deep beige staining and calcareous deposit). 19th century. Height Height : 25 cm Precious wood base signed Kichizô Inakagi (1876-1951). Provenance: collection of Monsieur Paul A. (1899-1976), former director of the Chalcographie du Louvre, founder and then president of Presses Universitaires de France from 1934 to 1968. Noted "ach. 1938, tête d'Auguste en marbre, école d'Arles, 1er siècle, succession Enkiri, publiée dans l'histoire générale des civilisations, T.II" on a handwritten sheet which will be given to the winning bidder. History: probably sold under no. 470, described as "Une tête d'Auguste marbre", in the "marbres antiques" section, at the sale of the estate of Monsieur Enkiri Antiquaire, on Friday January 15, 1937 by Maîtres Henri Gabriel and Robert Dru at Drouot, salle 12. Publication: Histoire générale des civilisations, Tome II Rome et son Empire, Presses Universiatires de France, Paris, 1953 (one of the 48 plates, captioned "Auguste. Head in marble found in Arles (1st century B.C.)." Scientific analysis: Ciram report n°1122-OA-1165 concluding that there has been no environmental alteration and that a modern artificial patina has been applied. Large anthropomorphic mask from a sarcophagus lid. The face with large, expressive eyes is framed by the sides of a large wig that exposes the ears. Beige limestone. Visible lacunae. Limestone deposit. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period. Height 34.5 cm - Width 41 cm This lot is accompanied by a certificate from Chakib Slitine for a 1988 Delavenne et Lafarge sale.
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