Empress Livia as the Goddess Ceres by Unknown Artist

Over life sized head with a wreath of laurel leaves and flowers.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
32 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £103,000)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Most of the tip of the nose is lost, some damage to the face and most of the back of the head has broken away. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Hotel Drouot, PAris, 19-21 May 1910, lot 39 (collection of Dr B and Mr C), said to be from Sicily; Sotheby's, London, 13 June 1996, lot 170; Aldorf collection

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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