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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 155

    A GREEK MARBLE FEMALE HEAD

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK MARBLE FEMALE HEAD
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Depicting a queen or goddess, her head turned and tilted to her right, the oval face with a spade-shaped forehead and a pointed chin, the fleshy lips slightly parted, the unarticulated almond-shaped eyes with thick lids, her arching brows merging with the bridge of the nose, her hair center parted and rolled back, likely finished in stucco at the back, with a central projection drilled on either side
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 20 October 1999, lot 141.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTION