• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    A CYCLADIC MARBLE RECLINING FEMALE FIGURE

    KAPSALA VARIETY, EARLY CYCLADIC II, CIRCA 2700-2600 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.

    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, 1960s-1970s.


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