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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE HEAD OF ARTEMIS

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE HEAD OF ARTEMIS
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    With wavy hair parted in the center and pulled back over her headband into a long chignon, adorned with earrings, the top of her quiver visible over her proper right shoulder, traces of red pigment preserved in her eyes, lips and hair
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high


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    Said to be from the temple to Apollo at Pyla.

    Provenance

    Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1832-1904).
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, acquired 1873-1878.
    Collection of Charles Noyes de Forest (d. 1929).
    By descent to the current owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CHARLES NOYES DE FOREST


    Literature

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Stone Sculpture of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 14, 18 and 19, New York, 1904, no. 887, pp. 61-62.