• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD

    LATE SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2500-2400 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD
    LATE SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2500-2400 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, with a long slender nose, on a broad cylindrical neck, with ghosts of pigment for the eyes and a band across the forehead
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Merrin Gallery, New York, 1988.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION