Inv. n°: MMoCA820

Monumental Roman Portrait Head of Augustus

Colossal marble portrait head of emperor Augustus. Roman, Julio-Claudian period. Discovered near Quinsac in the Bordeaux region of France between 1880 and 1885.

h. 41 cm

early 1st century AD

Marble

Provenance

  • Found near Quinsac in the Périgord region between 1880 and 1885, in the same family since then – the head was found whilst ploughing the field of the family property
  • Consigned by a member of the above-mentioned family to Périgord Enchères – Périgord Estimations
  • Acquired from Périgord Enchères – Périgord Estimations by Galerie Chenel, 28th November 2011
  • Acquired at Galerie Chenel

Publications

  • J. Secret, Bulletin de la Société historique et archéologique du Périgord, 1981, Tome CVIII
  • B. Roussel, "D’Est en Ouest, 20 siècles de promenade sur le territoire niçois", Promenade(s) des Anglais, Lienart, Nice, France, 2015, p. 49

Exhibitions

  • Masterpiece Art Fair 2012, London, UK
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from January 2013
  • D’Est en Ouest, 20 siècles de promenade sur le territoire niçois, Musée d’Archéologie de Nice Cimiez, France, June 2015 — October 2015

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