The Gentleman’s Online Auction

November 09, 2017

LOT 517

Lot 517

Bronze Head of Seneca, After the Antique, 19th century

Bronze Head of Seneca, After the Antique, 19th century
Lot 517 Details
Bronze Head of Seneca, After the Antique, 19th century

on turned rouge griotte marble base
height 6.25 in — 15.9 cm

Estimate $150-$250

Realised: $132
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Now known as the ‘Pseudo Seneca’ as modern scholars agree it is likely a fictitious portrait intended to be either either Hesiod or Aristophanes.


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LOT 517

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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