• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    A GREEK MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK MARBLE DRAPED FEMALE
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Standing with her weight on her left leg, her right stepping forward and bent at the knee, wearing a floor-length chiton and a himation pinned at her right shoulder, draping across her body, wrapped around her now-missing left forearm, and hanging down the back, its deep U-shaped folds contrasting with the overlapping deep vertical folds of her crinkly chiton, the right arm originally pinned in place, drill holes along the left side, the neck hollowed for a separately-made head
    25 in. (63.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    South German Private Collection, 1970s.