The head of the emperor Hadrian carved out of black marble with white veins and speckles or “Marmo Nero Marquina”. The face is depicted in a very realistic manner. The hair is beautifully detailed and carved in the same way as on antique Roman busts, where they drill holes (with a hand drill) to give the hair more depth. The pedestal base is also antique but not original to be bust.
Italy. Late 17th century.
Dimensions: total height 35,5cm ; height of the head 26cm
11 500 €
Price : on request