Portrait of Sophocles (497-406 BC)

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Portrait of Sophocles (497-406 BC)

Roman, 2nd century AD
Marble
H.: 51 cm.  – W.: 33 cm. – D.: 24 cm. 
Restored in the 17th or 18th century

Provenance:

Former collection of the Rev. Walter Stevenson Halliday (1793-1872), Glenthorne House, North Devon, England, probably acquired during a sojourn to Italy in 1814-17 or 1831.
Thence by continuous descent within the Halliday family.
Former collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, Glenthorne House, North Devon, England, acquired from the previous owners with the house and its contents in 1984.