17th century large head of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, after the antique.
The original marble15-foot statue was originally located in the frigidarium, the coldest and largest room in the Roman baths at Sagalassos, which was destroyed by an earth quake, between 540 AD and 620 AD.
Many remnant sculptures were made by marble sculpture workshops for customers on a Grand Tour.
The original of this marble bust, was purchased in a New York auction, by the owners of Tyringham Hall, Buckinghamshire.
88h x 35w x 46d cm
Base size 31 x 31 cm.