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Harpocrates

Roman, circa 2nd century AD
Marble
H.: 135 cm. - W: 48 cm. - D.: 25 cm.
Restorations.

Provenance:

Former collection of the Cardinal Antonio Barberini (1607-1671), Palazzo Barberini a Giubbonari, by the Campo de Fiori.
Then in the collection of the Prince Maffeo Barberini Colonna di Sciarra, VII principe di Carbognano (1771-1849), Palazzo Sciarra, Rome, by inheritance in 1810-11.
Then in the collection of the Prince Maffeo II Barberini Colonna di Sciarra, VIII principe di Carbognano (1850-1925), Palazzo Sciarra, by descent (seen there by F. Matz in 1867-70).
Then with Stanford White, acquired in Rome in the 1890s or early 1900s.
Then in the collection of financier Henry W. Poor (1844-1915), Gramercy Park, New York, acquired from or through the above, who designed and furnished his entire house.
Sold by American Art Association, New York, […] Residence of Henry W. Poor, 21-24 April 1909, lot 15.
Acquired by the architect and landscape designer Charles Adam Platt (1861-1933), New York.
Then in the collection of Harold Fowler McCormick (1872-1941) and his wife Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872-1932), in the Pompeian Room at Villa Turicum, Lake Forest, Illinois. They acquired it from or through Mr. Platt who designed and furnished their entire house and grounds.
Sold by Michael Tauber & Company, Chicago & American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, Contents of the residences of the late Edith Rockefeller McCormick [...], January 20th, 1934, no. 1002.
Then in a private collection, England, acquired prior to 1981, in the 1970s. 

Publications:

 - F. Matz and F. von Dühn, Antike Bildwerke in Rom mit Ausschluss der grösseren Sammlungen, vol. I, Leipzig, 1881, no. 307. 
-  M. A. Lavin, Seventeenth Century Barberini Documents and Inventories, New-York, vol. 2, 1975, p. 324, no. 690.
- C. Pietrangeli, Palazzo Sciarra, Rome, 1986, p. 368, no. 9.