• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE GOULANDRIS SCULPTOR, LATE SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2500 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE GOULANDRIS SCULPTOR, LATE SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2500 B.C.
    From a large reclining female figure, sculpted with a lyre-shaped head, the chin rounded, the long triangular nose well centered, the neck flaring slightly to one side and off-set from the head by a deep groove
    4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high


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    For a recent analysis of the Goulandris Sculptor's prolific career see p. 84-93, pl. 71-76 in Getz-Gentle, op. cit.

    Provenance

    Kurt Flimm Collection, Karlsruhe, acquired in Paris, 1976.
    with Charles Ede, London, 2005 (Greek Antiquities, no. 2).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III


    Literature

    J. Thimme, ed., Art and Culture of the Cyclades, Karlsruhe, 1977, no. 172.
    P. Getz-Preziosi, "Addenda to the Cycladic Exhibition in Karlsruhe," in Archäologische Anzeiger, 1978, fig. 1, pp. I-II.
    P. Getz-Preziosi, Sculptors of the Cyclades, Individual and Tradition in the Third Millennium B.C., Ann Arbor, 1987, no. 34, p. 160.
    P. Getz-Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture, Madison, 2001, no. 34, p. 163.
    P. Sotirakopoulou, The "Keros Hoard": Myth or Reality? Searching for the Lost Pieces of a Puzzle, Athens, 2005, pp. 214-15, no. 210.
    P. Getz-Gentle, "Keros Hoard Objects in Detail," AJA Online, April 2008, p. 4, no. 210.


    Exhibited

    Karlsruhe, Badisches Landesmuseum, June - October 1976.