Roman Marble Bust of a Kouros

GBP 4,000.00

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Object Description

An elegantly carved bust of a Kouros featuring soft facial features and typical layers of curled hair, framing his face. The figure is looking straight ahead, with an upright posture. The face displays almond shaped eyes with a pronounced brow bone along with high cheekbones, a proportionate nose, full lips, and a softly rounded jaw. The long neck leads to the beginnings of a garment. The reverse of the bust is flattened and unadorned. The bust appears to have been part of a larger statue as the base is roughly truncated. There is now a large chip to the chin, exposing the natural characteristics of the marble. The piece is covered in an orange-coloured encrustation, with areas of the cream marble showing through underneath.

The bust comes with a custom-fitted block mount.

Dimensions: With Mount – 27cm x 13cm x 9.5cm

Without Mount – 22cm x 13cm x 9.5cm

Date: Circa 1st Century AD

Object History

Ex Paris Collection. French gallery, Paris, 1990 – 2000’s.

Object Condition

Very fine condition. There are some large areas of irregularity, around the reverse, sides, and front left shoulder, where slight damage has occurred in antiquity. The piece is covered in an orange-coloured encrustation.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:9.5 x H:27.0 x D:13.0 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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