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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 143

    A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE VOTIVE HEAD OF A YOUTH

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE VOTIVE HEAD OF A YOUTH
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    With short, wavy hair adorned with a wreath, a row of ten spiral curls along the forehead, the oval face with a pointed chin, thin lips and a straight nose, the lidded eyes preserving traces of red pigment for the irises, traces also in the locks of hair
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) high


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    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. 1089, p. 75.