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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 217

    A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Depicted with her head turned and tilted left, the oval face with a spade-shaped forehead, the fleshy lips pursed, the unarticulated almond-shaped eyes with thick upper lids, the wavy hair parted at the center, bound in a band, the sides rolled back and tied in a chignon at the nape of her neck, a mortise for an attribute at the top of her head now filled
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner's grandparents, 1950s-1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANTIQUITIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF FEDERICO CASTELLUCCIO