11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 122,500
Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000
A CYCLADIC MARBLE RECLINING FEMALE FIGURE
KAPSALA VARIETY, EARLY CYCLADIC II, CIRCA 2700-2600 B.C.
Sculpted with a lyre-shaped head, a slender nose, and an elongated neck, the shoulders horizontal and angular, the arms folded right below left beneath the small, rounded breasts, the thighs off set from the flat stomach by a slight bulge, the legs divided by a deep cleft, the feet angled down and slightly concave on their undersides, the back of the legs divided by a deep cleft which extends as a shallow groove to below the shoulders
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) long
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For Kapsala-Variety figures see p. 152-159 in Getz-Preziosi, Early Cycladic Art in North American Collection, and p. 457-459 in Thimme, ed., Art and Culture of the Cyclades.
Japanese Private Collection, 1960s-1970s.