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Roman Limestone Funerary Busts on the Market


In May last year I commented on six Roman limestone funerary busts that surfaced on the London market. They had appeared on the London market in 1998 and were accompanied by a "French passport". Three were unsold and are back on the market (now Bonhams 28 April 2010, lots 399 [53], 400 [50] and 401 [52]).

Their "provenance" (or more accureately collecting histories) state:
"Acquired on the London art market in 1998. Accompanied by a French export licence." 
See earlier comments.

I wonder which dealer handled them and who has consigned them to this sale.

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Detail of the rear of the head of a Roman limestone statue.


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