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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 100

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD

    EARLY CYCLADIC II, CIRCA 2600-2400 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD
    EARLY CYCLADIC II, CIRCA 2600-2400 B.C.
    From a reclining female figure, the face of the lyre-shaped head with a continuous convex form, bending back toward the gently curving crown, and echoed in the rounded chin, the long slender nose situated just below the center of the face, on a broad cylindrical neck
    3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high


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    For the type see pl. 35 in Getz-Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture.

    Provenance

    Acquired well prior to 1990.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTION