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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE RECLINING FEMALE FIGURE

    EARLY SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2600-2500 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE RECLINING FEMALE FIGURE
    EARLY SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2600-2500 B.C.
    Sculpted with a lyre-shaped head, a slender nose, and an elongated neck, the shoulders sloping down, with small breasts, the arms folded right below left, the inguinal lines of the incised pubic triangle bisected by the upper end of the deep cleft that separates the legs, the knees slightly bent, with incised creases behind the knees and around the ankles, the spine delineated by a shallow groove, the feet originally angled down
    6 7/8 (17.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Crescent Gallery, Tokyo.
    Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 7 December 2000, lot 395.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A SOUTH AMERICAN COLLECTOR