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Old Jun 1, 2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hadrian Bust

I just got back from the gallery in NYC where I stumbled across this bust. It is a wonderful piece of work.

Some lucky person just bought it for $245,000..............and I am not the lucky person.

More photos at this link

http://www.royalathena.com/PAGES/Rom...e/BM0903C.html


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Old Jun 1, 2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Some lucky person just bought it for $245,000..............and I am not the lucky person.
Mark, how you're deceiving me!

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Old Jun 2, 2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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It doesn't look ancient to me.

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Old Jun 3, 2011, 05:28 AM   #4
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ancient?

It does seem to have a certain 18th century air about it, though I am no expert on Roman sculpture. Not a nick or stain? The curly hair looks more like early 160s than 130s. Wish I could see a profile.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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Yes, I don't feel so much confident with this head being ancient, too. Not so much the fact that it is intact, but by the style, and the marble surface. I especially don't like the side view.

See a collection of pictures of ancient Hadrian statues from various museums:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3432671...021373/detail/

Here is a recent (18th cent.?) Hadrian portrait, auctioned in Paris in Dec. 2007 for 17,000 €
Marbre_Hadrien_2e.jpg
http://www.boisbaudry.com/2007_12_01...01287785807264

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