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The Fine Sale - May 18, 2023

Thu, May 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
  • Property from the Joukowsky Collection
Lot 310

Marble Bust of a Heroic Youth, Possibly a Youthful Alexander the Great

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 5 in. (the bust); 11 1/2 in. (height overall).

Illustrated in Rolf Winkes, Love for Antiquity, Selections from the Joukowsky Collection, Brown University, 1985, pg. 73-75, cat. # 61, and dated as 3rd-2nd century B.C. 

Catalog note: "A variety of motifs characteristically associated with portraits of Alexander are thus present in this head. The anastole and long hair, the absence of a beard and presence of neck muscles all imply that this head represents either Alexander himself or a young man who aspires to the tradition of Alexander."

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Losses along the neck, tip of his nose and scattered areas in his hair.

Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.

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